The U.S. National Under-18 Team easily captured the tournament titleFebruary 15 2011 at 2:30 PM
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The U.S. National Under-18 Team easily captured the tournament title, winning all four of its games in the Czech Republic. Beginning with a 6-2 win over Sweden, the U.S. then trounced Russia, 10-4. Team USA got its biggest test from host Czech Republic, but won 3-1. The U18s then wrapped up the tournament with a convincing 7-4 victory over Finland.
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National Team Development Program Weekly Update
﻿U.S. National Under-18 and Under-17 Teams Sweep International Competition; U17s Return to USHL Action This Weekend
U18 TEAM ENJOYS WEEKEND OFF: Coming off a successful Five Nations tournament last week, the U.S. National Under-18 Team enjoys a weekend off. Next up for the U18's is the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Feb. 25 and 26.
U17 TEAM RETURNS TO USHL ACTION: Also fresh off an international tournament title, the Under-17 Team jumps right back into action when it faces two United States Hockey League foes. On Friday (Feb. 18) Team USA takes on rival Muskegon and the following night (Feb. 19) Chicago visits for a game against the U.S. Both games take place at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube at 7 p.m. ET during USA Hockey's Hockey Weekend Across America celebration, which takes place Feb. 18-20.
U18 TEAM CLAIMS FIVE NATIONS TITLE: The U18s took top honors at the Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic last week. Team USA finished with a perfect 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record.
The U18s opened the tournament with a 6-2 win over Sweden on Feb. 9 as Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif.) tallied four points, including three goals, and Reid Boucher (Grand Ledge, Mich.) recorded three assists to pace Team USA. Against Russia (Feb. 10), the U.S. squad recorded a 10-4 victory. Grimaldi, Boucher, Tyler Biggs (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Cole Bardreau (Fairport, N.Y.) scored two goals apiece while Blake Pietila (Brighton, Mich.) and Ryan Haggerty (Stamford, Conn.) added single tallies to pace the USA offense. Boucher, Pietila and Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.) each tallied a goal in a 3-1 win over host Czech Republic on Feb. 11.
In the final game of the tournament, the U.S. squad posted a 7-4 win over Finland. Boucher recorded a hat trick and Pietila scored a pair of goals. Bardreau and Adam Reid (Chino Hills, Calif.) each had a single tally to pace the U.S. offense.
U17 TEAM VICTORIOUS IN VLAD DZURILLA TOURNEY: The U17s captured the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia, with a perfect 3-0-0-0 mark. In its opening game (Feb. 11), the U17s posted a 5-1 win over Switzerland as Matthew Lane (Rochester, N.Y.), Cameron Darcy (South Boston, Mass.), Stefan Matteau (Chicago), Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Ill.) and Riley Barber (Livonia, Mich.) scored for Team USA. Darcy added a pair of goals in a 5-1 win over Germany in Team USA's second contest. Andrew Copp (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Hartman and Frankie Vatrano (East Longmeadow, Mass.) also registered goals in the win.
In its final game of the tournament, the U17s posted a 2-1 win over host Slovakia on Feb. 13. Darcy opened the scoring for Team USA at 8:03 of the middle stanza before Hartman tallied the eventual game-winner just 2:34 later. Jared Rutledge (Skokie, Ill.) earned the win, stopping 24 shots.
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