The U.S. Men’s National Select Team faces Russia tonight in the second of its three games at the 2017 Deutschland Cup. Opening faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. ET) at Curt Frenzel Stadium.
The game can been seen live by clicking here.
The four-team round-robin tournament, which also includes host Germany and Slovakia, is part of the U.S. player evaluation process in selecting the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
Brandon Maxwell (Winter Park, Fla.) will start in goal. He did not dress yesterday. Maxwell has played in 14 games for BK Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic and owns a 9-5-0 record with a 2.12 goals against average and .928 save percentage.
Team USA’s roster for the Deutschland Cup includes 28 players, with 22 having the chance to play in each game. The six players who will not dress tonight, include defensemen Matt Gilroy and Jonathon Blum; forwards Ryan Malone, Brian Gionta, and Andy Miele; and goaltender Ryan Zapolski.
The U.S. is looking to rebound from a 2-1 loss to Slovakia yesterday afternoon in the opening contest of the Deutschland Cup, a game in which it had a 36-16 shots-on-goal edge. Russia is coming off an 8-2 win over host Germany in the night game yesterday.
NOTES: Team USA will face Germany in its closing game of the Deutschland Cup tomorrow (Nov. 12) at 4:45 p.m. (10:45 a.m. ET) … Players and staff arrived Tuesday (Nov. 7) and Wednesday morning (Nov. 8) in advance of Team USA’s opening 90-minute practice here on Wednesday afternoon. The group also had a 90-minute skate on Thursday morning … The U.S. Olympic coaching staff, led by Tony Granato, is also guiding the 2017 U.S. Men’s National Select Team at the Deutschland Cup. Granato served as assistant coach for the U.S. team that played in the 2004 Deutschland Cup. Chris Chelios, Scott Young, Keith Allain and Ron Rolston are serving as assistant coaches … The U.S. has won the Deutschland Cup on three occasions (2003, 2004, 2013), finished second four times (2002, 2007, 2009, 2015) and fourth once (2005, 2011).
|Date||Opponent||Time (Local/ET)||Location||Live Stream|
|Friday, Nov. 10||Slovakia||L, 1-2||Curt Frenzel Stadium
|Saturday, Nov. 11||Russia||L, 2-5||Curt Frenzel Stadium
|Sunday, Nov. 12||Germany||4:45 p.m./10:45 a.m.||Curt Frenzel Stadium