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U.S. remains unbeaten at World Juniors with win over Austria

Wyatt Kaiser and Carter Mazur each scored two goals for the Americans in the 7-0 win.

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EDMONTON, Alberta — The United States extended its win streak to three games with a 7-0 shutout win over Austria in the preliminary round at the World Junior Championships.

Wyatt Kaiser started the scoring 54 seconds into the first period to give the US the early 1-0 lead. About two minutes later, Matthew Coronato doubled the Americans' lead. Halfway through the opening 20 minutes, Wyatt Kaiser netted his second of the game to make it 3-0 for the U.S.

With 90 seconds to play in the first, Red Savage scored the fourth goal of the period to give the U.S. the 4-0 lead heading into the intermission.

Seven minutes into the second Carter Mazur added another to the board, making it 5-0 for the U.S. Austria took a cross-checking minor later in the period, and it only took 15 seconds for Mazur to strike again — this time on the power play — to extend the lead to six.

With 41 seconds left to play, Sasha Pastujov tacked on one more, and the Americans finished with a 7-0 win. The U.S. will play its final game of the preliminary round Sunday against Sweden at 9 p.m. CST.

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Kirsten Krull covers juniors and prospects for The Rink Live. She is a 2020 St. Cloud State graduate, and has been working in the hockey world for over six years, covering many levels of the game from juniors to the NHL.
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