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U.S. Defeats Germany, 6-0, in Five Nations Tournament

By USA Hockey, 08/26/17, 10:00AM EDT


Team USA faces the Czech Republic tomorrow in championship game

Robert Christy (Saint Paul, Minn.) scored twice and goaltender Kyle Chauvette (New Boston, N.H.) recorded an 11-save shutout as the United States Under-17 Men’s Select Team defeated Germany 6-0 today in the third game of the Five Nations Tournament in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

“It was a solid effort by the boys today.” said U.S. head coach Pat Ferschweiler (Rochester, Minn.). “I thought we were clearly the better team all along, all we did was execute at a fairly high level. I think we were a little tired from three games in a row; we are going to get a great rest tonight and prepare for that championship game tomorrow.”

Jake Hale (Minneapolis, Minn.) struck first at 1:45 of the opening period with a short-handed goal off a feed from Mike Koster (Chaska, Minn.). The U.S. extended its lead with 5:06 remaining in the first frame when John Farinacci (Chatham, N.J.) shot high-glove, giving Team USA a 2-0 advantage entering the first intermission.

With 2:30 left in the middle period, Robert Christy (Saint Paul, Minn.) converted a pass from Lukas Svejkovsky (Point Roberts, Wash.) to put Team USA up 3-0 entering the final stanza.

Eighteen seconds into the third period, Grant Silianoff (Edina, Minn.) one- timed a pass from Farinacci over the German goaltender to increase the U.S. lead. Then, Christy capitalized on a German turnover to score a backhanded goal 7:30 into the frame, making the score 5-0. The U.S. extended its lead again with 9:52 remaining in the game on a Josh Nodler (Oak Park, Mich.) power-play goal, accounting for the 6-0 final.

Team USA (3-0) will meet the Czech Republic tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. local time / 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time in a showdown to decide the tournament top spot. With a victory, the U.S. will clinch a third consecutive Five Nations Tournament title.

Follow the U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team every step of the way at Watch the live stream of tomorrow’s championship game here.

Notes: The U.S. outshot Germany 41-11 … Christy was named the U.S. Player of the Game.

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Team usa lines vs. Germany

Left Wing Center Right Wing
21 Silianoff 14 Farinacci 17 Mastrosimone
19 Kaliyev 20 Nodler 22 Wendt
10 Christy 15 Griffin 18 Svejkovsky
11 Bertrand 16 Groll 12 Hale
Left Defense Right Defense Goaltender
4 Koster 7 Miller 1 Chauvette
3 Johnson 2 Boltmann 30 Haider
6 Webber 5 McWard
Date Opponent TIme (Local/ET)/Result Location
Mon., Aug. 21 HC Vitkovice U18 (ex.) W, 6-2 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Thurs., Aug. 24 Switzerland W, 8-1 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Fri., Aug. 25 Slovakia W, 7-1 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Sat., Aug. 26 Germany W, 6-0 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Sun., Aug. 27 Czech Republic W, 5-3 Ostrava, Czech Republic

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