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The Journal Gazette

September 23, 2016 1:00 AM

In the news

US loses again at hockey world cup

TORONTO – The United States wrapped up a disappointing, winless performance at the World Cup of Hockey with a 4-3 loss to the Czech Republic on Thursday night.

Previous losses to Team Europe and Canada eliminated the U.S. from contention, and its round-robin finale had no meaning for either team.

With an 0-3-0 record and a minus-6 goal differential, the U.S. finished seventh among eight teams, ahead of only Finland.

Joe Pavelski, Justin Abdelkader and Ryan McDonagh scored for the U.S.

Ben Bishop allowed four goals on 20 shots in two periods, and Cory Schenider made seven saves in relief.

Petr Mrazek stopped 36 of the 39 shots he faced to backstop the Czech Republic to its first victory.

Milan Michalek scored twice and Zbynek Michalek and Andrej Sustr each had a goal.

– Associated Press