World Juniors: USA opens tournament in a big way

The 2013 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship is underway and the United States kicked things off Thursday with a commanding 8-0 victory over Germany.

Anaheim Ducks prospect John Gibson led the way in goal playing 40 minutes of shutout hockey, while backup goaltender Jon Gillies also put up a big zero in 20 minutes of play.

The Americans were led offensively by Montreal Canadiens 2012 first round pick/3rd overall Alex Galchenyuk, who had a goal and two assists. Washington Capitals forward prospect Riley Barber also added a goal and two assists.

The United States dominated from the beginning of play, scoring three 1st period goals. They also outshot the Germans by a wide margin of 46-26 and controlled the play for most of the game.

The Americans will face their first big test on Friday, when they take on Russia.

Greg Isaac

Greg IsaacGreg Isaac is an avid/die-hard Los Angeles Kings fan, having gone to his first game at the Great Western Forum when he was 3. He is also a huge Dodgers and Lakers fan. Greg enjoys Seth Rogen and Jason Segel movies with Knocked Up, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall being 3 of his many favorites. He’s also a huge Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane fan, with his favorite T.V. show being Family Guy, of course. Crown Royal is his drink and Seafood/Chinese tie for his food of choice. On the weekends you’ll probably find him playing non-stop ball hockey with his 2-year-old son Masen.

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