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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oleksy, Peterson moving on in Slovakia

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

Lake Superior State senior defenseman Steven Oleksy totaled six points as the U.S. InLine National Team went 3-0 during pool play at the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine World Championships.

With Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Czech Republic, Team USA finished first in Group B and received a bye into the quarterfinal round.

Oleksy totaled a goal and three assists against the Czech Republic.

"This game was a lot different that our previous two," said Team USA head coach Darren Turcotte. "The Czechs were very skilled, with three NHL players. But we stuck together as a team and pulled it out."

Oleksy notched three of his team-leading four points in the first quarter as Team USA jumped to a 4-1 lead. He also assisted on Kyle Gouge's game-winning goal in the fourth quarter.

Oleksy picked up assists during Team USA's 9-3 victory over Germany and 6-5 win against Finland.

Former Laker Chris Peterson has one goal in the tournament.

The quarterfinal round begins Thursday.

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