U.S. opens juniors pool play with rout

Updated: December 27, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
Associated Press

UFA, Russia -- The United States routed Germany 8-0 Thursday at the world junior ice hockey tournament behind a goal and two assists each from Alex Galchenyuk and Riley Barber.

This was the first Group B game for the Americans, who are tied for first place with Canada. The Canadians downed Germany 9-3 on Wednesday. The U.S. plays Russia on Friday.

Also Thursday, Switzerland beat Latvia 7-2 in Group A.

U.S. goaltender John Gibson stopped 19 shots through two periods. He was replaced ...

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