Hainsey’s Pair Not Enough For U.S.

Roman Wick scored 13 seconds into overtime, giving Switzerland a 4-3 victory over the United States Monday at the World Championship.

Former UMass Lowell defenseman Ron Hainsey scored twice for the Americans, who went into the game knowing they had earned a spot in the quarterfinals. The U.S. will play Finland on Wednesday.

Switzerland needed a regulation win to advance to the quarterfinals, and it pulled goaltender Martin Gerber toward the end of the third period in a push for a winning goal. Former North Dakota forward Jason Blake hit the post in a long shot at the empty net.

Former Yale forward Christopher Higgins also scored and Robert Esche made 21 saves for the U.S., which enters the quarterfinals on a two-game losing streak. Russia beat the Americans 4-1 on Saturday.

The U.S. also lost to Sweden in overtime earlier in the tournament.


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