Americans second in preliminary-round play

Updated: December 30, 2002, 8:43 PM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia -- Zach Parise and Barry Tallackson had two goals apiece as the United States defeated Belarus 8-2 on Monday in the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Junior Championship.

Bobby Goepfert made 19 saves as the U.S. team outshot Belarus 45-21.

Ryan Kesler opened the scoring for the Americans, who netted the game's first seven goals. Kesler beat Dzmitry Kamovich for his first goal of the tournament at 9:34 of the first period.

The U.S. team ...

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