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Team USA Falls to Canada Red in Overtime

By, 11/08/18, 9:15PM EST


U17s return to action Friday (Nov. 9) in placement game

QUISPAMSIS, N.B. -- Dylan Peterson (Roseville, Calif.) scored as the U.S. National Under-17 Team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Canada Red in a quarterfinal matchup at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge at the qplex in Quispamsis, New Brunswick.

"I'm proud of our guys' effort tonight in spite of not getting the result we came for," Seth Appert, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team, said. "Our penalty kill and goaltending did a great job keeping them at bay. As disappointing as it is, we get the opportunity to play for our country tomorrow."

Peterson put Team USA ahead at the 7:19 mark of the first period when he buried a backhand feed from behind the net by Chase Yoder (Fairview, Texas). Ty Smilanic (Elizabeth, Colo.) picked up a secondary assist on the play for his third point of the tournament.

U17s goaltender Drew Commesso (Norwell, Mass.) delivered a plethora of important stops to preserve Team USA's 1-0 lead through the midway mark of the second period, which included a sequence of three saves in a matter of seconds on a rush for Canada Red.

Matthew Maggio tied the game for Canada Red on a power-play goal with 5:28 to play in the second.

Elliot Desnoyers delivered the overtime winner for Canada Red 4:34 into the extra frame.

Commesso stopped 32 of 34 shots in total.

Team USA will return to the ice for a placement game Friday (Nov. 9) at the qplex in Quispamsis vs the Czech Republic at noon AT/ 11 a.m. ET.

NOTES:  Commesso earned the Player of the Game honor for the U.S. National Under-17 Team. Team USA was outshot 34-31 in the game ... Team USA went 0-for-2 on the power play and 7-for-8 on the penalty kill ... All preliminary-round games, as well as quarterfinals and placement games, will be available via live stream on … TSN will broadcast both semifinals, as well as the bronze- and gold-medal games in Canada … the official tournament website found here … The Team USA homepage for the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge can be found here … The 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge includes two groups of four teams. Group A features Canada Black, Canada White, the Czech Republic, and the United States, while Group B includes Canada Red, Finland, Russia, and Sweden ... Follow @USAHockeyNTDP on Twitter for tournament updates and join the conversation on social media by using #WorldU17 … Seth Appert (Cottage Grove, Minn.) will lead the U.S. National Under-17 Team along with associate coach Nick Fohr (Grand Forks, N.D.), intern assistant coach Jared Nightingale (Jackson, Mich.) and goaltending coach Thomas Speer (Janesville, Wis.). 

Date Opponent Time (Local/ET)/Result U.S. Player of the Game Live Stream
Thursday, Nov. 1 Canada Red (Pre-Tournament) L, 5-2 Jake Sanderson --
Sunday, Nov. 4 Czech Republic (Preliminary) W, 5-1 Matthew Beniers Live Stream
Monday, Nov. 5 Canada White (Preliminary) L, 5-2 Ty Smilanic Live Stream
Tuesday, Nov. 6 Canada Black (Preliminary) L, 5-4 Brock Faber Live Stream
Thursday, Nov. 8 Canada Red (Quarterfinal) OTL, 2-1 Drew Commesso Live Stream
Friday, Nov. 9 Czech Republic (Placement Game) L, 2-1 Jake Sanderson Live Stream


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