Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Ryan Donato scored two goals for the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team in a win over Slovakia.
The Boston Bruins prospect and Harvard Crimson forward has been the most exciting player for Team USA in South Korea, and he continued his hot streak in Monday night’s qualification match against Slovakia.
Donato’s first strike came early in the second period to put the Americans on the board.
Ryan’s dad and Harvard head coach, Ted Donato, was in attendance to see his son score, and he was fired up by his son’s goal.
But Donato, who was drafted by the Bruins in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft, wasn’t done yet. With the U.S. holding a comfortable lead late in the third period, the 21-year-old scored on a wrist shot from the left side to put the icing on Team USA’s 5-1 win.
Donato, who also scored two goals in a group play match against Slovakia, now has four goals in four Olympic games, tying him for the scoring lead in Pyeonchang with Ilya Kovalchuk and Kiril Kaprizov of the Olympic Athletes of Russia.
The U.S. moves on to face the Czech Republic in a quarterfinal matchup Wednesday night.
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