The U.S. National Under-18 team rallied late to defeat the Dubuque Fighting Saints, 3-1, Saturday night and sweep the weekend series.
After a scoreless first period, the Fighting Saints opened the scoring at 6:06 of the second after cleaning up a rebound.
Josh Norris (Oxford, Mich.) tied the game at 9:07 of the third period pushing the puck in after a Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis. Mo.) shot.
Oliver Wahlstrom (Quincy, Mass.) gave the U18s the lead at 14:30 of the third period sending the puck past Dubuque’s Jaxon Castor on the rebound. Jake Wise (North Andover, Mass.) and Grant Mismash (Edina, Minn.) picked up assists on the game-winner.
Tkachuk added an empty-net goal at 19:58 of the third to seal the win.
Team USA’s Adam Scheel (Lakewood, Ohio) ended the night with 26 saves. Dubuque’s Castor finished with 29 saves.
The U18s finish their USHL season at home Saturday, March 25 at 7p.m. ET against the Bloomington Thunder. You can secure your tickets for all NTDP games at USAHockeyNTDP.com/Tix.