Beecher named Player of the Game in Team USA win

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Elmira native Johnny Beecher had a big game for Team USA on Tuesday.

Beecher scored two goals for Team USA in a 7-1 win against Latvia in the 2019 Men’s World U18 Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden.

Beecher was named the U.S. Player of the Game.

Beecher scored on a one-timer early in the first period to give Team USA an early 1-0 lead.

Beecher added another goal in the second period giving Team USA a 5-0 lead.

Team USA finishes preliminary round play at 4-0 and will play Finland in the quarterfinals on Thursday and the game will air on the NHL Network.

( Photo Courtesy: NHL Network)

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