Elmira’s Beecher helps Team USA to 3-0 start

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Elmira native Johnny Beecher and Team USA are off to a great start at the 2019 Men’s World U18 Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden.

Team USA earned a 6-3 comeback victory over Russia on Sunday.

Team USA is now 3-0 and are in first place in Group B with nine points.

Beecher plays forward for Team USA and is a recent signee to the University of Michigan Wolverines hockey program.

Team USA will conclude preliminary round play on Tuesday against Latvia at 9:30 a.m. and the game will air live on the NHL Network.

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