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Rolston Tallies Four Points, DeRidder Remains Perfect at Central Illinois

By, 03/23/18, 10:30PM EDT


The U17s defeated the Flying Aces, 9-3 Friday Night.

Photo by Rena Laverty

The U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated the Central Illinois Flying Aces, 9-3 Friday night at Grossinger Motors Arena behind a four-point night from Ryder Rolston (Birmingham, Mich.) and a 24-save night from Drew DeRidder  (Fenton, Mich.).  With the win, DeRidder is still perfect in USHL play with a 14-0-0 record.

Judd Caulfield (Grand Forks, N.D.) opened scoring early for the U.S. at the 2:46 mark of the first.

Alex Vlasic (Wilmette, Ill.) added another for Team USA at the 7:06 mark with help from Rolston.

Rolston extended the U17s lead, 3-0 at 16:06 sending the puck into the top corner from the right circle.

Box Score

John Beecher (Elmira, N.Y.) added another to send the U17s into the first intermission up, 4-0.

Matthew Boldy (Millis, Mass.) opened the second period quickly with a goal just 25 seconds in.

Danny Weight (Lattingtown, N.Y.) sent the puck into the net from the slot over the Central Illinois’ goaltender at 5:09 of the second period.

John Farinacci (Chatham, N.J.) gave the U17s a 7-0 lead at the 5:37 mark of the second period.

Rolston netted his second of the game at 10:25 of the second period, making it 8-0.

Central Illinois netted three to end the second.

Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.) netted the lone goal of the third period for a final score of,  9-3.  

The U17s have a rematch with the Flying Aces tomorrow night (March 24) at Grossinger Motors Arena at 8 p.m. ET.

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