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U17s Close-Out Preliminary-Round Play at Challenge

By USAHockeyNTDP.com, 11/05/19, 9:30AM EST

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Team USA takes on Canada Black today at 3 p.m. MT

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

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