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Team USA Defeats Finland, 4-3

08/04/2017, 4:00pm EDT
By USAHockey.com

U.S. Closes 2017 WJSS Tomorrow Against Canada at 7 p.m. ET

Adam Fox (Jericho, N.Y.) scored twice and David Farrance (Victor, N.Y.) netted the game-winner with 6:10 to play as Team USA erased a two-goal deficit to beat Finland, 4-3, here tonight at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase at USA Hockey Arena.

The U.S. will return to action tomorrow night when it takes on Canada at 7 p.m. ET at USA Hockey Arena in the final game of the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase. Tickets are still available and the game will be televised live on NHL Network.

Full recap after the jump

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Fox opened the scoring 3:46 into the game by taking a pass from Ryan Poehling (Lakeville, Minn.) and firing the puck past Finland’s goaltender Lassi Lehtinen.

Joey Anderson (Roseville, Minn.) nearly doubled the U.S. lead with seven minutes left in the period when Trent Frederic (St. Louis, Mo.) sent him a cross-ice pass that sprung him on a breakaway, but his chance was turned aside. 

In the middle period, Finland tallied three unanswered goals before the U.S. connected late to bring the score to 3-2. The scoring began when Robin Salo sent a shot through traffic and past U.S. goaltender Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) 4:28 into the period. A close-range goal by Otto Koivula 3:40 later gave Finland a 2-1 lead before Janne Kuokkanen doubled Finland’s lead at the 14:29 mark. 

Then, with 1:03 remaining in the stanza, Fox tallied his second of the game when he tucked a shot into the upper left corner.

The U.S. tied the contest with 9:34 to play when Riley Tufte (Ham Lake, Minn.) finished a point-blank attempt off a centering pass by Patrick Harper (New Canaan, Conn.).

Farrance put Team USA ahead for good when he carried the puck end-to-end and slid a breakaway attempt past Lehtinen with 6:10 remaining. 

Oettinger finished with 37 saves to earn the victory in goal for the U.S.

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2017 WORLD JR SUMMER SHOWCASE U.S. SCHEDULE

Date Game Result
Sat., July 29 USA White vs. Finland W, 4-2
USA Blue vs. Sweden L, 3-4
Sun., July 30 USA Blue vs. Finland W, 4-1
USA White vs. Sweden W, 4-3
Tues., Aug. 1 Canada Red vs. USA White W, 8-2
Canada White vs. USA Blue L, 1-2
Wed., Aug. 2 USA vs. Sweden W, 3-2
Fri., Aug. 4 Finland vs. USA W, 4-3
Sat., Aug. 5 USA vs. Canada W, 7-5

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