Michael Rasmussen scored the game-winning goal with 8:36 to go, giving Team Canada a 4-3 win over Finland in the fifth-place game Friday at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic.
Rasmussen, a forward for the Tri-City Americans, finished the tournament with one goal, three assists and eight penalty minutes.
The United States beat Russia 4-3 in overtime to reach Saturday’s title game, where it will play the Czech Republic.
Players who missed the initial tryout for Travis Buck’s 14U developmental team, will have another chance Monday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Columbia Basin College.
Players need to bring their own gear, including catcher’s gear and a batting helmet. The tryout is free.
Southridge High players can check out their gear Monday at the school. Seniors and juniors are scheduled for 3-3:45 p.m., while sophomores and freshmen are from 3:45-4:30 p.m.
There will be a team meeting (all classes) at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium.
After great starts at the WSGA Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship, both Nicholaus Mandell and Drew McCullough struggled in the final round of the tournament Thursday at Tacoma Country and Golf Club and took a tumble down the leaderboard.
Kennewick’s Mandell, a senior at Washington State University, entered the final round tied for second at 3-under par, but shot a 2-over 74 to fall back into a tie for seventh with Ephrata’s Aaron Whalen, a sophomore at WSU.
University of Wyoming junior McCullough of Richland, started the day a shot behind Mandell and ended in a tie for 17th after firing a 6-over 78 in the final round.
Puyallup High School graduate Chase Carlson shot a two-under 70 to finish at 6-under, and then beat WSU junior Derek Bayley in a six-hole playoff to win the championship.
Jake Vold turned in an 87-point ride Thursday to take over the lead in the bareback riding event at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston.
Vold knocked Pendleton’s R.C. Landingham (81.5 on Wednesday) out of first place, but he still is sitting second.
In the bull riding, there only was one legal ride Thursday as Garrett Smith put an 83 on the board, surpassing Kurtis Turner’s 81 from the night before.
Kimmie Wall (17.09 seconds) held on to the top spot in barrell racing, though Jenna Griemsman is right on her heels with a time of 17.31.
Ellensburg’s Riley and Brady Minor took over the lead in the average in team roping with a time of 10.6 seconds on two head, moving past Wednesday’s leaders Dustin Bird and Russell Cardoza (11.2).