Northeastern’s Madden, Primeau lift U.S. past Finland, into World Junior quarterfinals

Cayden Primeau (31 - Northeastern) makes a third period save (2017 Omar Phillips)
Northeastern goalie Cayden Primeau allowed just one goal to Finland in Monday night World Junior play (photo: Omar Phillips).

Tyler Madden (Northeastern) scored twice as the U.S. National Junior Team defeated Finland 4-1 in its fourth and final preliminary round game of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Monday night in Victoria, B.C.

Ryan Poehling (St. Cloud State) and Jason Robertson (Niagara Ice Dogs) also scored in the win.

“That was a big bounce-back win for these young men here tonight to close out the preliminary round,” said Team USA coach Mike Hastings (Minnesota State) in a statement. “The attention to detail tonight is why we were able to put together a good 60 minutes of hockey here. We’ll enjoy this win tonight and tomorrow start turning our attention towards a quality quarterfinal opponent.”

Cayden Primeau (Northeastern) finished with 27 saves to earn the win in goal for the Americans.

The U.S. (3-0-1-0) finishes Group B play in second place and will meet the Czech Republic, the third seed from Group A, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The game is set for 8 p.m. EST at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Center in Victoria.