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Weekly NTDP Recap: December 9

By USA Hockey's NTDP, 12/09/19, 3:30PM EST


U18s take both in home-and-home set with Youngstown

Photo by Rena Laverty

This edition of the NTDP Weekly Roundup includes games played between December 2-8, 2019. Full recaps and box scores can be found beneath each abbreviated recap below.

Team USA Wins Seventh Straight as U18s Top Youngstown, 5-2 (Dec. 6)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The U.S. National Under-18 Team scored three goals in 90 seconds during the middle of the second period to propel themselves to a 5-2  win over the Youngstown Phantoms Friday night at Covelli Centre in Ohio.

Ty Smilanic (Denver, Colo.), Daniyal Dzhaniyev (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Matthew Beniers (Hingham, Mass.) all tallied during the quick-striking stretch for Team USA in the win.

Full Recap

Box Score

U18s Come From Behind To Beat Youngstown, 3-2, in OT (Dec. 7)

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - The U.S. National Under-18 Team won their fourth consecutive game Saturday night as they came from behind to defeat the Youngstown Phantoms, 3-2, in overtime. The win completed the weekend sweep over Youngstown for Team USA.

Luke Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal in OT when he finished a beautiful set-up to beat Colin Purcell with a backhanded shot through the five-hole. The goal came off a skilled pass from the blue line by Jacob Truscott (Port Huron, Mich.). Matthew Beniers (Hingham, Mass.) collected the secondary assist for his second point of the evening.

Full Recap

Box Score