Monday, April 25, 2011

Zac Larraza & Under-18 Team Win Gold Medals

(above) The USA Under-18 team won the world championship in overtime

GERMANY - The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team topped Sweden in overtime, 4-3, to win the gold medal at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's U18 Championship. University of Denver recruit Zac Larraza played a pivotal role during the tournament scoring two shorthanded goals and recording three assists.

Connor Murphy had two goals, including the game-winner at 6:06 of the overtime period, and added an assist, as Team USA captured its third straight gold medal in the tournament.

The U.S. overcame a two-goal third-period deficit to send the game into overtime and eventually emerge with its sixth gold medal in tournament history (2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011).

"We knew how talented Sweden was from past tournaments," said Ron Rolston, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team. "This year, our players fought hard to come from behind and earn this gold medal." [read entire article]

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Suh-Weeeeet! So, safe to assume that the next time Zacky will bw posing in a celebratory group photo of this sort... will be in Magness Arena when DU wins the Denver Cup Classic?

Anonymous said...

Looks like we should be getting about 5-6 more of these guys for 12-13 season.

dggoddard said...

DU only has four graduating Seniors next season: Ryder, Dewhurst, Lee & Salazar.

That being said, two to four guys might leave early.

Anonymous said...

DG - Ryder will actually graduate from DU this academic year. He will be pursuing a graduate degree during his 5th year of eligibility.

dggoddard said...

Corrected. Red Shirt Senior. :-)

Anonymous said...

Zac and Zuck....

Anonymous said...

Potential Line Mates?!?!?!?!?!?!