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Whitehall's Gibson excels in world hockey win over Russia

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By The Associated Press
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:06 p.m.
 

HELSINKI — Goalie John Gibson, a Whitehall native, made 31 saves for the United States in its 8-3 win over Russia on Thursday in the world championships.

Paul Stastny had two goals and two assists, and Craig Smith had five assists to give the United States a spot in the semifinals.

T.J. Oshie, Nate Thompson, Alex Galchenyuk, Ryan Carter, Jacob Trouba and David Moss also scored.

The Americans will next face Switzerland, who, winning 2-1, eliminated 2012 bronze medalist Czech Republic in Stockholm. Denis Hollenstein and Roman Josi had goals in the first and second periods. Zdenek Kutlak was the only Czech to score.

Alexander Ovechkin scored for the Russians, while Alexander Svitov and Alexander Perezhogin added the others.

 

 
 


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