Zucker & Bennett Shine In USA Victory

From: USA Hockey.com

The United States scored four times in the first five minutes of play en route to a 6-3 victory over Sweden in its first of four international games at the 2010 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.

DU recruits Jason Zucker had one goal, while Beau Bennett had two assists. Of note was Team USA’s first goal of the game, an exciting drive to the net by Zucker that brought a surprisingly packed house to its feet. Zucker's goal got the U.S. on the board less than 90 seconds into the game when he drove to the front of the net, shielded off a Swedish defenseman and lifted a shot past goalie Robin Lehner.

The contest featured 22 of the 28 U.S. players currently participating in the camp and auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 5, 2011, in Buffalo, N.Y.

"I thought we had a good all-around effort," said Keith Allain, head coach of the 2011 U.S. National Junior Team. "We need to improve on our systems, but this is the first time a lot of these guys have played together, and this camp will help us prepare for December."

The USA plays Finland today at 2 PM MT.