America’s men’s ice hockey team beats China in their Olympic debut. The United States of America triumphs 8-0 thanks to a hat trick from Sean Farrell.
USA vs China Hockey Box Score
During their first game at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the United States men’s ice hockey team defeated the People’s Republic of China by a score of 8-0. Tomorrow, they’ll play Canada, another North American foe (12 February)
At 9:26, Fu Jiang was called for interference on a goalkeeper, giving the Americans a man advantage. Just over a minute later, Brendan Brisson scored the first goal of their Olympic career.
According to Brisson, who was interviewed by NBC in the United States, the team has been “getting a lot of shots, getting men to the net, playing solid defensively,” and that he was “able to get a shot off on the powerplay that went in.” We’re going to keep working on getting shots on goal and playing solid defence.
In The Second, Three Separate Americans Scored Goals To Put Team USA Ahead.
It all started with Noah Cates (25:32). Afterwards, Brian O’Neill (31:13). A final mention for Sean Farrell (38.07). The United States was leading China, 4-0, going into the deciding period.
“I guess those two players [Farrell and Ben Meyers] won a tussle for the puck down low and flung it up front where it landed on my stick. To my good fortune, I inserted it, “as Cates put it on NBC. “Those men did a fantastic job downloading, and they got lucky at the end.”
Farrell continued his strong play to open the third period, scoring his second goal of the game to increase his team’s lead to five goals. Another two goals were scored by Meyers and Matty Beniers before Farrell completed his hat trick. Since Phil Kessel in Sochi in 2014, this was Team USA’s first hat trick at the Olympics.
The United States has fielded a young team since NHL players have declined to participate in these Games. This is a chance that Cates is excited to take.
“It means everything,” he exclaimed. We’re definitely making the most of this once-in-a-lifetime chance for some young folks to come and be a part of this.