MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - The U.S. National Under-17 Team takes on Canada Black in its final preliminary-round game at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge today (Nov. 5) at 3 p.m. MT/5 p.m. ET.
CANADA BLACK HISTORY
The U17s fell to Canada Black in last year’s tournament, 5-4 in its last preliminary round game. Tanner Latsch (Twin Lakes, Minn.) and Blake Biondi (Hermantown, Minn.) both tallied two points in the loss.
CANADA WHITE RECAP
The U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated Canada White in a back-and-forth game Monday (Nov. 4) night but ultimately won, 6-4. Luke Hughes (Manchester, N.H.) netted the eventual game-winner.
CZECH REPUBLIC RECAP
The U.S. National Team defeated the Czech Republic, 10-1 Sunday (Nov. 3) night. The U.S. went down, 1-0 before answering with 10.
Chaz Lucius (Grant, Minn.) tied the game in the first period before Team USA netted seven in the second period.
Ty Gallagher (Clarkston, Mich.) sent two into the back of the net while Tyler Boucher (Haddonfield, N.J.), Liam Gilmartin (Falls Church, Va.), Jack Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), Sean Behrens (Barrington, Ill.) and Dylan Duke (Strongsville, Ohio) each added one.
Lucius and Ryan St. Louis (Riverside, Conn.) each added one in the third for a 10-1 final.
CANADA RED RECAP
The U.S. defeated Canada Red in its lone pre-tournament game at the U17 challenge on Thursday (Oct. 31) in a shootout, 7-6. Jack Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) Netted the shootout-winner.
CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP
U17 forward Chaz Lucius (Grant, Minn.) scored his 18th goal of the season Monday (Nov. 4) night against Canada White. The University of Minnesota commit has averaged over a goal-per-game for the team.
|Date||Opponent/Round||Time (Local/ET)/Result||Live Stream/Stats|
|Thurs., Oct. 31||Canada Red (Pre-Tournament)||SOW, 7-6||Stats|
|Sun., Nov. 3||Czech Republic (Preliminary)||W, 10-1||Stats|
|Mon., Nov. 4||Canada White (Preliminary)||W, 6-4||Stats|
|Tues., Nov. 5||Canada Black (Preliminary)||OTL, 4-5||Stats|
|Thurs., Nov. 7||Finland (Quarterfinal)||W, 8-4||Stats|
|Fri., Nov. 8||Canada White (Semifinal)||W, 7-3||Stats|
|Sat., Nov. 9||Russia (Championship)||L, 2-6||Stats|