US Rolls Belarus 13-2 In World Under 18 Tune-Up

(above) The US won its opening exhibition match against Belarus yesterday

DU recruit Jason Zucker scored a power play goal as the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team downed Belarus, 13-2, yesterday in its first of two pre-tournament games leading up to the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's Under-18 Championship, to be held in Minsk and Bobruisk, Belarus, April 13-23.

DU's other recruit on Team USA, Nick Shore, was credited with an assist. Team USA outshot Belarus by a 53-12 margin and fifteen USA players registered at least a point.

Two possible recruits that have been linked to DU, Austin Czarnik (3g-2a) and Rocco Grimaldi (0g-5a) each registered five points to pace the U.S. Czarnik visited DU this past winter on a recruiting visit, but is rumored to be leaning towards major junior hockey in Canada. Grimaldi will visit Notre Dame, North Dakota and DU on his way home to California this summer. Both players would enter college in 2011.

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