Rangers Roundup: Colin Blackwell scores twice for Team USA, Matthew Robertson claims WHL accolade, and more

Apr 15, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Ryan Lindgren #55 (L) and Colin Blackwell #43 (R) of the New York Rangers celebrate Lindgren's first period goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on April 15, 2021 in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Team USA got a huge lift from New York Rangers forward Colin Blackwell. In their dominant 6-1 victory over Slovakia, he scored twice moving the team into the medal round.

Colin Blackwell leads Team USA to medal round

While Blackwell was filling the net, his other Rangers teammates had strong games too. Zac Jones added an assist and finished with a +4 rating, while Kevin Rooney had no points but a +3 game.

“I’m just happy for the guys. We’re facing some adversity here with injuries, and to see that pull the group even closer, I couldn’t be prouder of them,” said head coach Jack Capuano. “We’ll see how tonight’s games shake out before knowing our next opponent, but our group is excited to know we have a chance to play for a medal and make some history.”

Team USA

Team USA will play the lowest seeded team in their next game which will be on Saturday. Their opponent has yet to be determined.

Team USA last won Gold at the WC in 1960. They last claimed Silver in 1956 and Bronze in 2018. In total USA has 2 Gold, 9 Silver, 8 Bronze for a total of 19 medals since 1920.

Matthew Robertson win WHL Defenseman of the Year

Matthew Robertson at Traverse City (Getty Images)

Braden Schneider took home East Division honors earlier this week, and now Matthew Robertson has done the same in the WHL’s Central Division.

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