PUTTING IN OVERTIME: The Under-17 Team turned in one of its most impressive performances of the season Saturday night, earning a point in an eventual 3-2 shootout loss to the USHL leading Fargo Force.

The matchup marked the fifth consecutive game that the U17s played more than 60 minutes of regulation after their final four contests at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge went to either overtime or the shootout.

The U17s lost to Canada White in a shootout (4-3), fell to Canada Red in overtime (4-3), topped Czechia in the tournament semifinals with an LJ Mooney (West Mifflin, Pa.) overtime goal (5-4) and fell to Canada White again in OT in the gold-medal game (3-2).

On the year, the Under-17 squad has fared well in one-goal finishes, earning a 3-1-2-2 record overall. That line extends to 5-1-2-2 in games that finish within a two-goal margin.

CENTURY MARK: The U18s handed Fargo their first regulation loss of the season Friday night, winning 5-4. The fifth and final goal of the game was the U18s' 100th goal of the season, while they have surrendered just 66 to the opposition.

Leading the way is Cole Eiserman (Newburyport, Mass.), who has averaged over a goal-per-game with 22 scores in 17 games. Teddy Stiga (Sudbury, Mass.) has pitched in 14 goals while James Hagens (Hauppauge, N.Y.) scored a pair Friday night to push him into double digits with 10.

Overall, eight different U18s have netted five or more goals through the team's first 18 games of the season.

THE HERO FROM HAUPPAUGE: U18 forward James Hagens (Hauppauge, N.Y.) collected a Brodie Ziemer (Hutchinson, Minn.) rebound and fired in for his second goal of the game with 2.8 seconds showing on the clock to give Team USA a 5-4 win over Fargo on Friday.

The game-winning tally was Hagens' second of the season, both coming over the past four games, after doing the same in Team USA's 5-0 win over Finland at the U18 Five Nations.

The Boston College commit has 10 multi-point efforts in 16 games played this season. He enters the week's action with a five-game point streak; he has at least two points in all five of those games, with four goals and and nine assists overall during the stretch.