FÜSSEN, Germany – The United States Under-17 Men's Select Team continues 2019 Five Nations action with a matchup against Switzerland today at Füssen Arena. Puck drop is slated for 6:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET) and the game will be streamed on SportDeutschland.tv.
Today's Opponent: Switzerland
Team USA is 5-0 in its last five meetings with Switzerland at the Five Nations Tournament, outscoring the Swiss 37-8 over that span.
Last year, Team USA defeated Switzerland, 6-2, to claim its first victory of the 2018 Five Nations Tournament. Six different skaters tallied goals in the win, and five players recorded multi-point efforts. The U.S. finished last year's tournament in third with a 2-2 (W-L) record.
Game 1 Recap:
The U.S. opened the 2019 tournament with a 6-2 win over Slovakia. Bennett Schimek (Mendota Heights, Minn.) and Jack Silich (Long Grove, Ill.) each tallied two goals in the victory, and Matt Argentina (Philadelphia, Penn.) recorded five points to lead Team USA in scoring against the Slovaks.
Curley at the Helm:
Matt Curley (Madrid, N.Y.) is the head coach of the 2019 U.S. Under-17 Men's Select Team after serving as an assistant coach during the 2018 event in Piestany, Slovakia where the team finished third. Curley recently finished his first year as the head coach of the University of Alaska Anchorage men's hockey team, and previously spent three seasons as the head coach of the Alps Hockey League's EC Red Bulls Juniors team in Salzburg, Austria. Curley is assisted by Mike Corbett(Green Bay, Wis.), Rich Hansen (New York, N.Y.) and Dave Caruso (Roswell, Ga.)
About the Tournament:
The Under-17 Five Nations Tournament takes place annually and features a round-robin style tournament in which the U.S. competes alongside the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland. The 2019 U.S. Under-17 Select Team roster was chosen from players skating at USA Hockey's 2019 Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp in Amherst, New York.
|Fri., Aug. 9||Red Bull Academy U-18 (Exh.)||W, 7-1||N/A||N/A|
|Sun., Aug. 11||Germany (Exh.)||W, 5-0||N/A||N/A|
|Tues., Aug. 13||Slovakia||W, 9-3||SportDeutschland.tv||Box Score|
|Thurs., Aug. 15||Switzerland||W, 5-2||SportDeutschland.tv||Box Score|
|Fri., Aug. 16||Czech Republic||L, 3-6||SportDeutschland.tv||Box Score|
|Sat., Aug. 17||Germany||W, 7-3||SportDeutschland.tv||Box Score|