Minnesota Duluth recruit Justin Faulk, a defenseman from South St. Paul, had two power-play goals Tuesday and defenseman Derek Forbort of Duluth had a power-play goal as the United States defeated Sweden 6-3 at the U.S. Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. All camp-related information, stats and blog are found here. The U.S. plays Finland on Wednesday.
Also, the University of North Dakota has hired Andy Rannells as men's hockey equipment manager starting Aug. 15. Rannells, who worked at UMD as a student for four years, replaces Pat Swanson, who has moved to director of men's hockey operations at North Dakota.
Rannells will be responsible for all equipment-related needs, including purchasing, inventory, laundry, repair and maintenance. He spent 2009-10 as equipment manager for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. He worked primarily with the Under-17 team and traveled internationally and domestically with the both the Under-17 and Under-18 teams.
Rannells is a 2009 graduate of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor's degree in history and a minor in political science.
Also, Duluthian Weston Tardy has signed with the Idaho Steelheads with information here. His brother, Max, is a UMD freshman forward this fall.