World Junior US Slovakia Hockey

Luke Kunin (9) is among a group of U.S. players celebrating a second-period goal by Troy Terry in the Americans' victory over Slovakia on Wednesday.

University of Wisconsin men's hockey captain Luke Kunin recorded his second assist in as many games as the United States improved to 2-0 at the World Junior Championship with a 5-2 victory over Slovakia on Wednesday in Toronto.

Kunin got a center-ice assist on Troy Terry's solo effort on a power-play in the second period. That goal put the Americans ahead 5-1.

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The U.S. outshot Slovakia 50-20 a day after Canada outshot Slovakia 44-6 in a 5-0 victory. Kunin had a team-high eight shots on goal, including six in the first period.

Kunin also had an assist in the Americans' 6-1 victory over Latvia on Monday.

The U.S. plays Russia at 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Canada at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in preliminary round games.


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