IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 02 Aug 2017

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
ย 3-2ย Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
World Junior Summer Showcase
USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Three different U.S. players scored and both Logan Brown and Casey Mittelstadt had multi-point games for the second-straight night as Team USA earned a 3-2 victory over Sweden here today at the World Junior Summer Showcase.

“Tonight we saw a different kind of fight in our players,” said Bob Motzko, head coach of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team. “Having talent and skill is one thing, but having the will to grind out a win is an intangible our staff was excited to see. We’ll enjoy tomorrow off and get ready for two great games to close out the Showcase.”

The U.S. returns to action Friday when it takes on Finland.

Sweden opened the scoring with 3:53 remaining in the opening frame when Lias Andersson snuck a wrist shot past Keith Petruzzelli from the top right circle.

Team USA evened the score 5:16 into the second stanza when Riley Tufte fired a snap shot by Swedenโ€™s goaltender Filip Larsson. The play started when Mittelstadt sent the puck down low to Brown, who found Tufte alone in front of the net for the tying goal.

Kailer Yamamoto gave the U.S. its first lead of the game when he found a rebound off an initial shot from Brown and one-timed it in at the 10:11 mark. Sweden netted the equalizer 2:18 later when Andersson tallied his second goal of the game.

With 5:50 remaining in the period, Quinn Hughes scored on a long-ranged wrist shot from the blue line to give the U.S. a 3-2 lead while on the power play.

Petruzzelli stopped 15 of 16 shots he faced in 30:11 of action before Dylan St. Cyr made 21 saves in relief.

1st Period
05:13 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Farrance, tripping
16:07 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย GOAL – Andersson (Gustafsson)

2nd Period
22:30 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Harper, hooking
25:16 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Tufte (Brown, Mittelstadt)
30:11 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Yamamoto (Kemp, Farrance)
30:53 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Greenway, interference
32:29 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PP GOAL – Andersson (Karlstrรถm)
32:51 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Hรถgberg, slashing
34:10 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – Hughes (Bellows, Mittelstadt)
37:05 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Greenway, cross checking

3rd Period
44:44 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Lindstrรถm, holding
49:19 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Greenway, tripping
51:17 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Moverare, tripping

W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Petruzzelli (15-16), St. Cyr (21-22)
L:ย  ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย Larsson (19-22)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 3+12+7 = 22
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 14+9+15 = 38

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Keith Petruzzelli, Dylan St. Cyr. Defence: David Farrance, J.D. Greenway, Quinn Hughes, Phil Kemp, Luke Martin, Andrew Peeke, Dylan Samberg. Forwards: Jack Badini, Kieffer Bellows, Logan Brown, Sasha Chmelevski, Logan Cockerill, Trent Frederic, Max Gerlach, Tim Gettinger, Patrick Harper, Casey Mittelstadt, Josh Norris, Riley Tufte, Kailer Yamamoto.
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Filip Gustavsson, Filip Larsson. Defence: Linus Hรถgberg, Timothy Liljegren, Gustav Lindstrรถm, Jacob Moverare, Jesper Sellgren, Filip Westerlund. Forwards: Lias Andersson, Jesper Boqvist, Marcus Davidsson, Glenn Gustafsson, Rickard Hugg, Axel Jonsson-Fjรคllby, Fredrik Karlstrรถm, Elias Pettersson, Tim Sรถderlund, Oskar Steen, Tim Wahlgren.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES (C) vs. SWEDEN ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
current champion
05 Jan 2017)
Last Title 04 Jan 2017
34 All-Time Wins
8 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 2 ties)
6 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE 5-5 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 28 Dec 1979 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Vantaa ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 1-0 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 28 Dec 2015 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 5-4 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (SO) โ€“ 05 Jan 2017 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Montrรฉal ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย  ๐Ÿ…
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 4-3 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 04 Aug 2017 โ€“ WJS โ€“ Plymouth ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockeyย – IIHFHHOFIOC



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