Riley Barber celebrates Sean Kuraly’s goal. (Photo credit: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images).
Caps prospect Riley Barber has been one of the biggest surprises of college hockey this year and on Thursday, the 2012 sixth-round draft pick scored a goal and added two assists in his first career WJC game for the United States, an 8-0 rout of Germany.
Video of his big day is below!
Barber’s assists are at the beginning of the video and at the 1:13 mark. His goal is at 1:50.
Just nineteen seconds into the game, Barber, who played on a line with his Miami University teammate Sean Kuraly and America’s best young player, Alex Galchenyuk, made an unselfish play and scored his first point, recording an assist on Kuraly’s goal.
Midway through the first period, Barber also assisted on Galchenyuk’s tally that put America up by three. Fourteen seconds after the second period started, Barber then scored his first goal to make it 4-0 – taking advantage of a sweet assist from Galchenyuk.
With three points in the game, Barber, who won the U-18 WJC with America last season, is now tied for the second place in tournament points, trailing only Canada star and 2011 number-one overall pick, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
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