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U17 Men’s Select Team Wins Five Nations Title

By USA Hockey, 08/27/17, 1:30PM EDT


Silianoff game-winner nets third consecutive Five Nations title for Team USA, 8th title overall

Arthur Kaliyev (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Josh Nodler (Oak Park, Mich.) each recorded two points (1G, 1A) and U.S. goaltender Ethan Haider (Maple Grove, Minn.) made 47 saves as the United States Under-17 Men's Select Team topped the Czech Republic 5-3 today to win the 2017 Five Nations Tournament in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

“I am super proud and happy for this group.” said U.S. head coach Pat Ferschweiler (Rochester, Minn.).“The character throughout the lineup is incredible; they are a bunch of hard-working kids who really care. Congats to all the guys, it is a great win for USA Hockey.”

Kaliyev gave the U.S. its first lead of the game when he scored on a one-timer from Nodler with 1:18 remaining in the first period.

Nine minutes into the second period, Josh Groll (San Diego, Calif.) scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway after deking a Czech defender to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead. The Czechs responded on the power play with 10:19 remaining in the second to cut their deficit to 2-1. Then Nodler found the back of the net on the power play, tipping in a Cole McWard (Fenton, Mo.) shot to make it 3-1. At the 15:01 mark, a Czech wrist shot evaded Haider and trimmed the U.S. advantage to 3-2 entering the final period.

Just 90 seconds into the final stanza, the Czech Republic netted the equalizer with a rebound goal. Then, with under five minutes remaining in the game, Grant Silianoff (Edina, Minn.) tapped home a rebound from Kaliyev for what proved to be the title-winning goal for Team USA. Mitch Miller (Sylvania, Ohio) banked an empty-netter in the final minute, accounting for the 5-3 final.

Haider stopped 47 of 50 Czech shots in the victory. He was also named U.S. Player of the Game.

Notes: Silianoff led the U.S. Under-17 Men's Select Team in points (4G, 3A) … Haider stopped 75 of 80 tournament shots, posting a .938 save percentage.

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Team usa lines vs. czech republic

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 30 Haider
3 Johnson 2 Boltmann 1 Chauvette
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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