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USA White Skates Past Canada Red, 8-2; USA Blue Falls to Canada White, 2-1

By, 08/01/17, 4:15PM EDT


Team USA is back in action tomorrow against Sweden at 4 p.m. ET

In the first game of the day, Casey Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie, Minn.) scored twice and added two assists to lead USA White to an 8-2 victory over Canada Red, before Joseph Woll (St. Louis, Mo.) made 26 saves for USA Blue in a hard-fought 2-1 loss against Canada White. 

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Recap: USA White 8, Canada Red 2

Casey Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie, Minn.) scored twice and added two assists, Logan Brown (St. Louis, Mo.) netted another two goals and Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) made 20 saves as USA White defeated Canada Red, 8-2, here tonight at USA Hockey Arena.

USA White opened the game with a five-goal first period. The scoring started 1:36 into the contest when Brown banged home a loose puck in front of the net off an initial shot by Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane, Wash.). Mittelstadt then doubled the score two minutes later with a wrist shot into the top right corner off a pass from Quinn Hughes (Orlando, Fla.) while on the power play. 

At 6:38, Patrick Harper (New Canaan, Conn.) made it 3-0 by skating down the right boards and tucking a snap shot past Canada’s goaltender Dylan Wells low blocker-side. USA White then extended its lead 3:22 later when Harper skated around a sliding Canadian defender and found Max Gerlach (Burnsville, Minn.) in front of the crease for the tap-in power play goal. 

Brown and Mittelstadt connected again with 4:27 remaining in the period to give USA White a 5-0 lead entering intermission. The play started when Mittelstadt found Brown just to the right of the crease where he fired a wrist shot just under the crossbar for his second goal of the period.

In the second stanza, Canada scored its first of the game at the 8:14 mark when Cliff Pu lifted a shot past Oettinger.

Canada tallied again 7:30 into the final frame when Brett Howden redirected a slap shot from Dennis Cholowski to cut USA White’s lead to 5-2. Just under two minutes later, Mittelstadt tallied his second of the night to push USA White's lead back to four goals.

Dylan Samberg (Hermantown, Minn.) netted a power-play goal with 4:40 remaining in the game before Joey Anderson (Roseville, Minn.) tallied in the final minute to make the final 8-2.

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Recap: Canada White 2, USA Blue 1

Tim Gettinger (North Olmsted, Ohio) scored and Joseph Woll (St. Louis, Mo.) made 26 saves, but USA Blue fell to Canada White, 2-1, here tonight at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase at USA Hockey Arena.

Both teams traded chances, including a pair of breakaway opportunities for USA Blue. The first chance came when Patrick Khodorenko (Walnut Creek, Calif.) sprung free for a chance that went just wide of goal. Shortly after, Sean Dhooghe (Aurora, Ill.) saw his own breakaway chance gloved by Canada’s goaltender Carter Hart.

Canada opened the scoring 8:44 into the middle frame when Jordan Kyrou fired home a pass from Mason Shaw.

USA Blue evened the score 3:04 into the final stanza when Gettinger tossed a backhander on net that snuck between the post and pad of Canada’s goaltender Michael DiPietro his second goal in as many games 

Canada regained its lead with 9:59 remaining when Robert Thomas fired a slap shot past a screened Woll.

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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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