Plante, USA into Ivan Hlinka Semifinals

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Plante, USA into Ivan Hlinka Semifinals

August 7, 2013 Updated Aug 7, 2013 at 3:17 PM CDT

Piestany, Slovakia (NNCNOW.com) --- Cloquet, Minn. native and University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) men's hockey assistant coach Derek Plante and the United States Under-18 team have qualified for the semifinals in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Plante is serving as an assistant coach for the United States team, which finished the preliminary round with an overall record of (2-1-0).

The Americans beat Slovakia 5-2 on Wednesday morning in the final round robin game, giving the United States seven points to win Group B in the international tournament.

The semifinals will be played on Aug. 9, one being the United States and the Czech Republic with the other being Canada and Russia.

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