KRAVAŘE, Czech Republic – Cole Caufield (Stevens Point, Wis.) recorded a hat trick and added an assist, Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla.) registered a goal and five assists and Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.) tallied twice and added three assists for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in its 8-1 victory against Switzerland in its third matchup of the Under-18 Five Nations Tournament on Friday afternoon at Buly Arena.
Others to register a goal included Ryder Rolston (Birmingham, Mich.) and Henry Thrun (Southborough, Mass.).
Marshall Warren (Laurel Hollow, N.Y.) assisted on two goals while Michael Gildon (Plano, Texas), Alex Vlasic (Wilmette, Ill.), Sean Farrell (Hopkinton, Mass.) and Patrick Moynihan (Millis, Mass.) recorded one assist apiece.
Goaltender Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) made 12 saves on 13 shots to pick up his second victory of the tournament.
The U18s look to secure a first-place finish at the Under-18 Five Nations Tournament on Sunday when they face Finland at 3 p.m./9 a.m. (local/ET).
Full recap and highlights can be found here.
Under-18 Five Nations Tournament • Team USA Schedule
Kravaře, Czech Republic — Nov. 7-11
Date Opponent Result/Time (UTC/EST)
Wednesday, Nov. 7 Sweden W, 8-2
Thursday, Nov. 8 Czech Republic W, 5-2
Friday, Nov. 9 Switzerland W, 8-1
Sunday, Nov. 11 Finland 3 p.m. / 9 a.m.
NOTES: Caufield earned the Player of the Game honor for Team USA … Team USA went 1-for-5 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill … All games throughout the Under-18 Five Nations Tournament will be available via livestream here … The official tournament website can be found here … Team USA’s home page for the tournament can be accessed here … The Under-18 Five Nations Tournament features a group of five teams, including the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States … Follow @USAHockeyNTDP on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using #5NationsU18 … John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.) is leading the U.S. National Under-18 Team alongside associate coach Dan Hinote (Elk River, Minn.), intern assistant coach Kevin Lind (Homer Glen, Ill.) and director of player personnel Kevin Reiter (Pittsburgh, Pa.).