Boston College defenseman Brooks Orpik of East Amherst scored an unassisted goal to give his team the lead, but the Czech Republic rallied for a 2-2 tie with the United States in an opening-round game of the 2000 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Barrett Heisten, Buffalo's No. 1 pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft from the University of Maine, gave the U.S. team a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal in the first. The United States (0-0-1) continues round-robin play against Slovakia (0-1-1) Tuesday morning.
In other hockey news: Mike Minard made 27 saves and Peter Sarno and Daniel Cleary scored goals as the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Rochester Americans, 2-1, in an American Hockey League game. Darren Van Oene spoiled Minard's shutout with 51 seconds left to play.