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Team USA dominates Finland in U18 Worlds quarters; Hughes breaks U.S. points record


By @MichaelCaples – 

Another dominating performance, another major tournament record broken.

Today, Team USA dominated Finland in the quarterfinals of the 2019 IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship, recording a 6-0 victory en route to the semifinals.

Along the way, NTDP Under-18 Team star Jack Hughes broke the Team USA record for most points at the U18 Worlds recording a hat trick to pass Phil Kessel with 27 points.

Cole Caufield kept building on his U.S. goals record at the tournament, as well, as he notched No. 12 (and No. 70 of the season). Alex Ovechkin holds the tournament record with 14.

Spencer Knight recorded a 21-save shutout for Team USA, while Matthew Beniers scored the game’s first goal, and Bobby Brink added the last.

The semifinals take place Saturday; Team USA will either play at 9:30 a.m. ET or 1:30 p.m. ET. The game will be on NHL Network.

Some highlights: