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U17s Come From Behind, Defeat Des Moines 3-2 in OT.

01/06/2018, 10:45pm EST
By USAHockeyNTDP.com

Caufield nets the overtime-winner in Des Moines.

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Photo by Rena Laverty

1. Alex Turcotte (USA)
2. Sean Farrell (USA)
3. Cole Caufield (USA)

Cole Caufield (Stevens Point, Wis.) netted two goals, including the overtime-winner, tonight in the U.S. National Under-17 Team’s 3-2 win against the Des Moines Buccaneers.

After a scoreless first period the Buccaneers got on the board first at 18:12 of the second period, capitalizing on a two-on-one.

Caufield potted his first of the game at 10:09 of the third period. Caufield followed his own shot to the net to put the puck past Des Moines’ Jake Kucharski. Sean Farrell (Hopkinton, Mass.) collected the lone assist on the goal.

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At 15:11 of the third, Des Moines re-took the lead.

Farrell tallied his second point of the night after tipping Case McCarthy’s (Clarence Center, N.Y.) shot in front of the net to tied the game at two at 16:57 of the third period. Domenick Fensore (Thornwood, N.Y.) also picked up an assist on the play. 

At the :30 mark of overtime Caufield sealed the 3-2 win for the U17s. He sent the puck into the open net on a one-timer on a pass from Fensore.

Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) made 33 saves in the win.

The U17s are back in action next Friday (Jan. 12) when they travel to play the Central Illinois Flying Aces.

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