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U.S. National Under-17 Team Falls to Canada Black in OT, 5-4
U.S. Finishes First in Group
 
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. –The U.S. National Under-17 Team fell to Canada Black, 5-4 today (Nov. 5) in overtime in its final preliminary-round game at the World Under-17 Hockey challenge.“It was a tough loss, losing the late lead,” head coach John Wroblewski said. “We should gain a lot of confidence though with our ability to play three games in three days which we’ll need to do in the medal round here. We learned some items today that we’re going to carry forward with us.”Canada Black took the first lead of the game at the 4:28 mark after netting a breakaway goal.Jack Devine (Glencoe, Ill.) answered for the U.S. at 9:57 of the first. Devine was waiting in the slot where Ryan St. Louis (Riverside, Conn.) sent him the puck and he wristed it past Canada Black’s Benjamin Gaudreau.Canada Black regained its one-goal lead at the 1:50 mark of the second period before St. Louis evened it, 2-2.St. Louis tapped in Sasha Pastujov’s (Bradenton, Fla.) shot at 15:27 at the left side of the goal mouth. Sean Behrens (Barrington, Ill.) picked the secondary assist.Dylan Duke (Strongsville, Ohio) gave the U.S. a brief 3-2 lead after collecting the rebound from another Pastujov shot. Roman Schmidt (Midland, Mich.) picked up the secondary assist on the goal.Canada Black came back to tie the game, 3-3 with 40-seconds left in the middle frame.The U.S. took a 4-3 lead when Wilmer sent a no-look pass to Jack Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) and he ripped it into the top corner.After a penalty was called on Team USA, Canada Black evened the game on the power play, and with an empty net, to send the game to overtime.Canada Black netted the winner 3:20 into overtime.The U.S. continues play Thursday (Nov. 7) in quarter-final action at either 3 p.m. MT or 7 p.m. MT.  2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Team USA Schedule – Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada – Nov. 3-9DateOpponentRoundTime/Result
(Local/ET)
Stream/BroadcastThurs., Oct. 31Canada RedPre-TournamentSOW, 7-6Hockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Sun., Nov. 3Czech RepublicPreliminaryW, 10-1Hockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Mon., Nov. 4Canada WhitePreliminaryW, 6-4Hockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Tues., Nov. 5Canada BlackPreliminaryOTL, 5-4Hockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Thurs., Nov. 7TBDQuarterfinalsTBDHockey Canada
HockeyCanada.ca/WU17Fri., Nov. 8TBDSemifinalsTBDTSNSat., Nov. 9TBDThird Place Game3 p.m./ 5 p.m.TSNSat., Nov. 9TBDChampionship Game7 p.m./ 9 p.m.TSN 
NOTES:Ryan St. Louis was the U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. went 0 for 2 on the power play … Gibson Homer made 23 saves for Team USA … The U.S. outshot Canada Black 33 to 28 … … All preliminary round games, as well as quarterfinals and placement games will be available via livestream on HockeyCanada.ca/WU17 … TSN will broadcast the Medicine Hat semifinal game, as well as the third place and championship games of the tournament … The official tournament website can be found here… The Team USA homepage for the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge can be found here … The 2019 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 … John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.) will lead the U.S. National Under-17 Team along with associate coach Dan Hinote (Elk River, Minn.) and assistant coach Mike Leone (Dearborn, Mich.).
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