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.
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.
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.