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U17s Drop 4-1 Decision to Bloomington

By, 03/12/17, 7:15PM EDT


Gruden Scores Goal for U17s

Jonathan Gruden (Rochester, Mich.) scored the only goal for the U.S. National Under-17 Team in a 4-1 loss to the Bloomington Thunder tonight.

Alec Mehr gave Bloomington a 1-0 lead with a power play goal at 6:51, the only marker of the first period.

The Thunder doubled their lead 3:02 into the middle frame before Gruden converted to bring the score to 2-1 with 4:15 remaining. Tyler Weiss (Raleigh, N.C.) and Jake Goldowski (Thornhurst, Pa.) picked up assists on the play.

Just 2:01 later, Bloomington took back the two-goal lead with a tally from Vladislav Dzhioshvili.

Bloomington's Brady Smith capped the scoring at 17:33 of the third period for the 4-1 U.S. loss.

Keegan Karki (Sartell, Minn.) stopped 34 shots in net for Team USA, while Logan Halladay made 19 saves for the Thunder.

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