Cloquet's Plante, USA into Hlinka Semis

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Cloquet's Plante, USA into Hlinka Semis

August 13, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 8:06 PM CST

Breclav, Czech Republic (NNCNOW.com) --- Cloquet, Minn. native and University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey assistant coach Derek Plante led the United States Under-18 team to a 9-4 win over Finland on Wednesday in the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Thomas Novak led the Americans with two goals and two assists in the winning effort, while teammate Troy Terry recorded a hat trick for the United States.

The win puts Team USA in the tournament semifinals, with that game against Canada scheduled for 10:30 a.m. CT on Friday.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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