YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Team USA's 2020-21 campaign in the USHL came to a close Saturday night at the Covelli Centre as the U.S. National Under-17 Team fell, 3-1, to the Youngstown Phantoms.
Team USA finishes the season 22-24-4-4 in 54 contests to place fifth in the USHL's Eastern Conference.
The U17s outshot Youngstown, 9-7, in the first period but the Phantoms jumped out to a quick lead early in the frame and added a second tally at the 13:29 mark to take a 2-0 lead into the first break.
The Phantoms scored early once again in the middle frame, converting 33 seconds in to stretch the lead to 3-0.
The U.S. outshot Youngstown, 23-6, in the final period and Jimmy Snuggerud (Chaska, Minn.) managed to score at the 13:32 mark to cut the lead to 3-1, but Youngstown goaltender Mattias Scholl stayed solid in the net, stopping 22 shots to keep a victory out of Team USA's reach.
Tyler Muszelik (Long Valley, N.J.) stopped 21 of 24 shots in goal for the U.S.
The U17s will break for summer before returning to the ice for the 2021-22 season. Stay up to date on all schedule and ticket package announcements at USAHockeyNTDP.com.