Host Russia slides by USA men
Korey Dropkin (Southborough, Mass.) and teammates Tom Howell (Brick, N.J.), Mark Fenner (Bemidji, Minn.) and Alex Fenson (Bemidji, Minn.) missed key opportunities to score multiple points in today's 9-3 loss to Russia's Evgeny Arkhipov rink.
Team USA, one of the youngest rinks in this year's World Junior Championships field, has now lost two games in a row. "We just have to make shots. That's all it is; it's no secret," said Fenson, 18, who is the son of 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Pete Fenson.
The Russians, who entered the game in the top two in shooting percentage at every position, improve to 3-2 in the standings while the U.S. team drops to 2-3 as the round robin eclipses the halfway point.
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