Erik Foley (Mansfield, Mass.) scored for the second straight game, but the U.S. fell to Finland, 2-1 here tonight at the 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
In the first game of the day, Sweden scored four times in the first period to defeat Canada, 5-1. Scroll below for a full game recap.
All four teams return to action tomorrow (Aug. 6). Finland and Sweden open the day with a 4 p.m. tilt while the United States and Canada meet at 7 p.m. here at USA Hockey Arena. Tickets are still available here as well as through the USA Hockey Arena Box Office at the window or by phone at 734-453-8400. will be broadcast live on NHL Network and streamed on usahockey.fasthockey.com.
Both teams traded chances early in the first period and while the United States nearly converted on a power play, Finland entered the first intermission with a 1-0 lead off a goal by Eeli Tolvanen.
Finland extended its lead to 2-0 with 4:29 left in the middle stanza when Sami Tavernier’s shot slipped past Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.).
Foley brought the United States back within one 3:17 later when he back-handed a pass from Christian Fischer (Chicago, Ill.) for a power play goal.
Despite outshooting Finland, 14-5, in the final frame, the United States was unable to find the equalizing goal. Oettinger finished with 25 saves in the loss.
Sweden scored four first period goals to defeat Canada, 5-1, here today at the 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
Action resumes at 4 p.m. ET when the United States takes on Finland. Fans can tune in live on NHL Network and also via live stream at usahockey.fasthockey.com.
Sweden struck first just 1:58 into the first period when Linus Olund’s attempt trickled past Canada’s goalie, Carter Hart.
Mathieu Joseph tied the game for Canada less than three minutes later, but Sweden regained the lead just :58 after that off a tap-in goal by Jonathan Dahlen.
Two more goals by Sweden within a two-minute span extended its lead to 4-1. Joel Eriksson-Ek connected first with 9:44 remaining when he tucked a shot under the crossbar while on the power play. Two minutes later, Marcus Davidsson fired a slap shot that deflected off a Canadian defender and in.
After a scoreless second period, Jonathan Davidsson registered an empty-net goal with 1:35 remaining to account for the 5-1 final. Swedish goaltender Felix Sandstorm finished with 37 saves in the victory.
|Sun., July 31||USA White 3, Sweden 6
USA Blue 8, Finland 1
|Mon., Aug. 1||USA Blue 6, Sweden 4
USA White 8, Finland 2
|Wed., Aug. 3||Finland 2, Canada 1 (OT)
USA 4, Sweden 3
|Fri., Aug. 5||Sweden 5, Canada 1
Finland 2, USA 1
|Sat., Aug. 6||Finland 3, Sweden 2 (SO)
USA 5, Canada 1