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U17s Defeat Russia, 5-4; Score Four Third Period Goals

By, 02/14/18, 10:30AM EST


Zegras and Boldy collect three points in U17s Five Nations win.

Photo by Rena Laverty

The U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated to Russia this morning, 5-4 in its opening game of the Under-17 five Nations tournament in Finland behind three-point games from Matthew Boldy (Millis, Mass.) and Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.).

Russia opened the scoring at the 7:01 mark of the first period.

At the 3:03 mark of the second period, Domenick Fensore (Thornwood, N.Y.) tied the game for the U.S. sending the puck into the net from the left point. Zegras and Boldy picked up assists on the goal.

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Photo by Rena Laverty

Russia re-took the lead, 2-1 at the 9:10 mark of the second period.

Both teams’ offenses came alive in the third period, combining for six goals.

Alex Turcotte (Island Lake, Ill.) tied the game again at 1:22 of the third period on the power play. He tapped in a cross-crease pass from Cole Caufield (Stevens Point, Wis.) and Michael Gildon (Plano, Texas).

Ryder Rolston (Birmingham, Mich.) put the U17s up, 3-2 after banging home a rebound at the 6:05 mark of the third period. Case McCarthy (Clarence Center, N.Y.) and Zegras tallied the assists.

Russia cleaned-up its own rebound at 7:56 of the third, to tie the game, 3-3.

Alex Vlasic (Wilmette, Ill.) sent the puck to Boldy who was waiting at the blue line and sent the puck in at 12:33 of the third period to give the U17s a 4-3 lead.

Zegras picked up his third point of the morning, netting one on a 5-on-3 power play at 15:32 of the third period to give the U17s a 5-3 lead. Boldy also picked up his third point with an assists and Caufield his second.  

Russia came within one at 17:49 of the third, but ultimately couldn’t overcome the U17s.

Cameron Rowe (Wilmette, Ill.) tallied 24 saves for the U17s while Russia’s Daniil Chechelev recorded 30 saves.

The U17s are back in action Friday (Feb. 16) at 9 a.m. ET.

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