Photo by Rena Laverty
USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program enters play the weekend with a combined 37-13-1-2-0 (W-L-OTL-SOL-T) after the U.S. National Under-18 Team went two for three in a trio of games against Youngstown on the road last weekend while the U17s were swept in a series against the Green Bay Gamblers at home. The U18s downed the Phantoms, 6-3, then dropped the middle contest, 5-2, before bouncing back with a 4-3 OT win last Sunday. The U17s suffered a 7-2 setback against the Gamblers last Friday before skating to a hard-fought 4-3 loss. Logan Cooley (West Mifflin, Pa.) scored in the final 30 seconds of regulation to tie the game, but the Gamblers responded with just over second remaining to sweep the series.
The U17s travel to Muskegon for a game on Friday at Mercy Health Arena. This weekend's contests mark the fifth meeting between the two teams this season. The U17s hit the road for sunny Arizona where they'll take on the Arizona State Sun Devils as part of the 2020-21 Kroger College Series.
Overall Record: U18: 22-6-0-0 | U17: 15-7-1-2 (W-L-OTL-SOL)
Team USA USHL Record: 16-11-1-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL)