DMITROV, Russia - The U.S. National Under-17 Team outshot Russia, but ultimately fell, 6-0, to the host country here tonight at Dmitrov Arena. With the setback, Team USA’s record dropped to 1-1 at the 2015 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament.
Russia tallied the game’s first goal on the power play, centering a pass for the tip-in at 8:36 of the opening frame. Team USA had killed off nearly four minutes of a major penalty before the score. The U.S. found itself down, 2-0, after Russia knocked a rebound into the cage at 2:01, moments after time expired on a United States power play.
Two additional power-play strikes by the Russians in the second stanza doubled the deficit for Team USA, who trailed 4-0 heading into the third period.
Russia added two markers and held the United States to five shots in the final frame to claim the victory.
The U.S. National Under-17 Team continues tournament play tomorrow (Feb. 5) against Finland. Puck drop is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET.
Team USA outshot Russia, 20-15 ... The U.S. went 0-4 on the power play while the Russians went 3-10 ... Ryan Lindgren (Minneapolis, Minn.) served as team captain tonight along with assistant captains Chad Krys (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Nick Pastujov (Bradenton, Fla.) ... Follow @USAHockeyScores for live scoring updates from the tournament. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #U17FiveNations ... Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team, is leading the squad in Russia, along with assistant coach John Gruden and intern assistant coach Tyler Walsh ... All 22 players on the roster are from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program ... For the complete Under-17 Team roster, click here ... Team USA claimed first place in last year's tournament held in Sundsvall, Sweden ... The U.S. National Under-17 Team trains with The Hockey IntelliGym, a revolutionary software program that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visit USAHockeyIntelliGym.com.