ANN ARBOR, Mich. - William Lockwood (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) posted two points (1-1) and goaltender Joseph Woll (Dardenne Prairie, Mo.) stopped 26 shots, but the U.S. National Under-17 Team was edged out by the Youngstown Phantoms, 5-2, here tonight at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.
After a scoreless first frame in which both teams registered nine shots on goal, Team USA notched the first goal 17 seconds into the middle stanza with a one-timer from Lockwood. Graham McPhee (Bethesda, Md.) and Trent Frederic (St. Louis, Mo.) collected assists on the play. Youngstown followed up with three unanswered goals, but with 2:02 remaining in the period, Clayton Keller (Swansea. Ill.) netted Team USA's second tally from one knee in front of the net with helpers from Lockwood and Max Jones (Rochester, Mich.) to cut the Youngstown lead to 3-2 after two periods.
The Phantoms tallied two more goals in the final 20 minutes to close out the 5-2 victory.
The U.S. National Under-17 Team will resume play next weekend when it travels to Minnesota to play a two-game series against Minnesota Elite League competition.
Youngstown outshot Team USA, 31-22 … Team USA went 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Phantoms were 1-for-6 with the man advantage … William Lockwood recorded his first two points as a member of the National Team Development Program … Max Jones recorded his first-career NTDP assist … Collin Adams (Brighton, Mich.) skated with Team USA for the second time this season. His first contest was on Sept. 6, against Michigan of the North American Hockey League ... The game was delayed one hour due to travel issues involving Youngstown.
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