Early in the middle frame, Peart capitalized on his second shot from the top of the crease 1:34 into the period by burying a feed from Connors past Pocket.

The two teams remained locked in a tie until the 13:38 mark when Jackson Blake (La Grange, Ill.) slipped a loose rebound in the crease past Pocket to give the U.S. a 2-1 advantage.

Team USA stretched its lead to 3-1 with 4:43 remaining in the frame when Peart connected again after Connors’ pass split the Swiss defense and found him down low for his second goal of the night.

Switzerland pulled within a goal of the U.S. off the stick of Jeremy Jabola 18 seconds later to make it a 3-2 game heading into the third period, but Tyler Haskins (Rochester, Minn.) and Simon Motew (Highland Park, Ill.) added a pair of insurance goals in the final frame to seal a 5-2 victory over Switzerland.

For full game statistics, click here.

NOTES: Jack Peart was named the U.S. Player of the Game … Three players recorded multi-point efforts in the win, including Kenny Connors who tallied three assists … The U.S. held Switzerland scoreless in four power play attempts … Follow Team USA throughout the 2019 Five Nations Tournament here



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