College Hockey:
Boston University connections help U.S. past Slovakia at World Juniors

Boston University’s Matt Grzelcyk and Ryan Hartman each had a goal and an assist, and six U.S. players scored in a 6-3 victory over Slovakia on Saturday at the World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden.

Terriers recruit Jack Eichel, BU’s Dan O’Regan, Stefan Matteau and Miami’s Riley Barber also scored for the Americans, who improved to 2-0 in pool play.

The U.S. built a 3-0 lead on power-play goals by Eichel and O’Regan in the first period and Hartman 4:22 into the second.

But Slovakia responded with two power-play goals of their own — by Milan Kolena and Martin Reway — before the end of the second.

The Americans, however, scored three even-strength goals in the third period to pull away.

Providence’s Jon Gillies made 27 saves for the U.S., which plays Germany on Sunday.

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