The four Blackhawks prospects competing for the United States at Lake Placid have had a great couple days since the US consolidated its roster at the World Junior Championships Evaluation Camp.
On Wednesday, the US team beat Sweden 7-1. John Hayden scored a power play goal in the second period with the primary assist going to Nick Schmaltz. Schmaltz had two assists in the second period as the US team blew the game open.
For Sweden, Hawks blue line prospects Robin Norell and Carl Dahlstrom were held without a point in the defeat.
Thursday, the US took on Finland and posted a better result than the blowout of Sweden. In the 9-1 victory, Tyler Motte scored three goals (all even strength) and added an assist for a four-point afternoon. Hayden scored another power play goal for the winners. Anthony Louis was held without a point; Schmaltz was a scratch.