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U.S. junior hockey beats Czech Republic

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OTTAWA — University of Minnesota freshman Jordan Schroeder had two goals and an assist to help the United States beat the Czech Republic 4-3 on Sunday night in the world junior hockey championship.

Schroeder, eligible for the 2009 NHL draft, leads the United States (2-0) in scoring with three goals and four assists.

"I'm focused on winning," Schroeder said. "I'm glad we got the win today and it was big for the round robin. If we would have lost that game, it could have been a different story."

New Hampshire's James van Riemsdyk, the second overall pick in the 2007 draft by Philadelphia, added a goal and an assist. Michigan's Matt Rust also scored, and Thomas McCollum, who plays for the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm, made 24 saves.