After getting too much sun at Fairfield, waiting for Prep lacrosse, then waiting for Chaminade, then watching a pretty good but not-good-enough-for-Prep game…
An assist for Brock Nelson in a come-from-behind win over Switzerland at the Worlds. (Andrei Kostitsyn got a game’s suspension for a hit on Matt Donovan on Friday.) In that group, a huge win for Latvia over Finland; Herberts Vasiljevs, wearing the ‘C’, went 11-6 on draws. And Germany had to come from behind and beat Kazakhstan in a shootout.
In the other group, a 21-save shutout for Anders Nilsson in Sweden’s 3-0 win over Denmark. Canada bounced back from Friday’s “What?” and an early Slovakian goal Saturday to win. (Tomas Marcinko was 2-11 on draws.) And Norway beat Italy, presumably because Mario Chitaroni isn’t there anymore.
The U.S. plays Russia on Monday afternoon at 1:45.
In Wilkes-Barre, the Penguins did unto the Bruins as the Bruins did until them. Malcolm Subban tried to up the entertainment value, but Peter Mannino said no. (Maybe Subban should’ve squirted him with a water… you know, never mind.) Series tied headed to Providence.
In Norfolk, St. John’s grabbed a 2-1 series lead, coming from behind to win 5-3, getting the winner from Jerome Samson (ooh la la) with 9:20 to go. (Primary assist: Jordan Hill.) Out West, Trevor Smith had another goal in the Marlies’ 4-2 win in Chicago; they take a 2-0 series lead back to Toronto. Texas took a 2-0 series lead over Grand Rapids with a 4-0 win at home.
Former Sound Tigers Dan Tetreault, Steve Tarasuk and Darryl Bootland won the Central League’s President’s Cup with Allen, champion for the second year in a row. (That’s also Jason Pitton’s brother, Bryan, in goal.)
And Stockton’s playing now, trying to stay alive in Game 5.