With the United States Olympic hockey team clinging to a 3-2 lead over Canada, Morristown, N.J.’s, Kenny Agostino scored an ever-important insurance goal, a one-timer, to give the red, white, and blue crew a 4-2 advantage in the third period.
The U.S. held on for the 4-2 victory on Saturday at National Indoor Stadium. It was the Americans’ first win over the Canadians since the Vancouver Games in 2010. The U.S. is off to a 2-0 start in group play in Beijing.
Agostino, who plays in Russia’s KHL this season, grew up in Flanders, N.J., and graduated from the Delbarton School, in Morristown in 2010 and Yale University in 2014.
The 29-year-old has tallied 20 goals and 20 assists in 46 games through January 30 for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.
Agostino has played in 88 NHL contests for six teams, scoring eight markers and 22 helpers.
— Jerry Del Priore
Photo: U.S. Hockey.