The USA beat Switzerland 5-1 in the World Junior Hockey Group

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Minnesota freshman Jimmy Snagerud scored twice and the United States bounced back from a deficit to beat Switzerland 5-1 at the world junior hockey championship on Thursday.

Logan Cooley had a goal and an assist, seniors Luke Hughes and Tyler Boucher also scored and Trey Augustin made 18 saves. The Americans improved to 2-1 in Group B after a 6-3 loss to Slovakia on Wednesday.

“I really liked the way we came back tonight,” Quinnipiac USA coach Rand Pecknold said. “We did a good job on the forecheck and created a lot of zone time.”

In the first match of the day at the Avenir Centre, Finland defeated Latvia 3-0 to maintain the lead in Group B with two wins and an extra time loss. In Group A, Sweden defeated the Czech Republic 3-2 in overtime to remain top of the group in Halifax, Nova Scotia, while Canada faced Austria in a night game.

Cooley set up Minnesota teammate Snagerud for the first goal with a quick back pass.

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