DMITROV, Russia - Clayton Keller (Swansea, Ill.) and Joseph Woll (Dardenne Prairie, Mo.) keyed in the shootout victory tonight as the U.S. National Under-17 Team edged Sweden, 2-1, here at Dmitrov Arena. With the win, Team USA finishes with a 2-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record and clinches second place at the 2015 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament.
A turnover to the right of U.S. netminder Woll led to the game's first tally by Sweden. The goal, scored at 13:34, was the lone marker of the opening period.
A scoreless second stanza set the stage for Max Jones (Rochester, Mich.), who lit the lamp with just over three minutes remaining in regulation. Adam Fox (Jericho, N.Y.) and Trent Frederic (St. Louis, Mo.) collected assists on the play.
Overtime could not settle the score and a shootout was needed. Keller was the only successful U.S. shooter and Woll turned aside all three Swedish shooters to send Team USA away victorious.
Team USA outshot Sweden, 28-27 ... The U.S. went 0-3 on the power play while Sweden went 0-4 ... Ryan Lindgren (Minneapolis, Minn.) served as team captain tonight along with assistant captains Chad Krys (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Nick Pastujov (Bradenton, Fla.) ... The U.S. National Under-17 Team finishes international play with an 10-1-0-4 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record, outscoring opponents 57-27 in the process ... Clayton Keller played in 15 international contests and led all U.S. skaters in assists (16) and points (26). Keller and Max Jones shared the lead in goals with 10 each ... Follow @USANTDP for additional tournament coverage following the event and join the conversation by using the #U17FiveNations tag ... Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team, helmed 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.
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