U.S. National Development Under-17 Team Wins Vlad Dzurilla Under-18

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  1. hardice

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    TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:


    Wednesday (Feb. 8) vs. Slovakia (exhibition): W, 8-2
    Thursday (Feb. 9) vs. Switzerland: W, 3-2
    Friday (Feb. 10) vs. Germany: W, 7-3
    Saturday (Feb. 11) vs. Slovakia 4:15 p.m. W, 4-0

    With the Olympics and all, lets hope this is the start of a series of great U.S. hockey successes. The future shines bright for this boys. They won the Four Nations Tournament in Slovakia in Nov and took home silver in the World 17 Challenge.
     
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    no wonder the future shines bright...this team is stacked with potential superstars and stars of the future:

    Ryan Hayes, James VanRiemsdyk, Corey Wilson, John Albert, Phil McRae, Kevin Shattenkirk, Colby Cohn, Teddy Ruth, Ian Cole and Brad Phillips leading a star studded team.

    could you imagin what this team would have been like if Nick Petrecki, Tristian Llewallyen, Mike Hoffell, Matt Thurber, John Blum and Brent Bruneteau would have played for this team. This team would have been unstoppable.
     
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    Talent-wise I would agree with you but some of those you mentioned chose not to play for their country. They had their own agenda to attain their success, which is fine. So things happen for a reason, as they say. They may not all be the most talented, but very likely they are the right players. The great thing about this U17 team is they are extremely selfless, they like each other and are willing to do what it takes for the team. Given the public's take on the chemistry of The USA World Team that went to Vancouver, this U17 team would be at the opposite spectrum. What is interesting is how some of the players that turned down a spot on this team will be the same people who all of a sudden want desperately to play for USA in the World Championships next year and in the future. Those not choosen will cry foul and those who make it, we'll have to listen to them say how it's "always" been their dream to play for their country. Go USA!
     
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    Wilson is a very good player, especially since he's Canadian. That's a very good US team even though they did lose to Team Quebec in the final of the u-17 tournament. Looking forward to seeing Canada's u-18 team this summer led by Esposito and Tavares.
     
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    they have real good team chemistry, and have some real quality talent. they didnt even play with the 2 best 89 forwards in the program either, vanriemsdyk and obrien played with the u-18 team, but it did help adding 2 outside 88s in barry almeida and carter camper, who had alot of success at the tourney.

    scoutman, you could make another team of USA 89s that arent in the program, that arguably have more talent.

    forwards
    drayson bowman (spokane whl)
    mike hoeffel (hill murray mnhs)
    nico sacchetti (virginia mnhs)
    brett bruneteau (omaha ushl)
    sam gagner (dual) (sioux city ushl)
    aaron palushaj (des moines ushl)
    nick palmieri (erie otters ohl)
    jimmy hayes (nobles neprep)
    matt thurber (omaha ushl)
    adam estoclet (st margarets mnhs)
    matt smyth (brampton ohl)
    pat white (grand rapids mnhs)
    shane harper (everett whl)
    danny smith (halifax qmjhl)

    defense
    tristin llewellyn (tri city ushl)
    nick petrecki (omaha ushl)
    jon blum (vancouver whl)
    frank grzeszczak (sioux city ushl)
    nick jaskowiak (salisbury neprep)
    doug leaverton (mahoning valley nahl)

    goalies
    andrew margolin (taft neprep)
    jeremy smith (plymouth ohl)
     
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    I wasn't aware that Gagner was dual. Why was he not invited to the NTDP as Wilson and Vaive were? Why did he represent Ontario at the U-17 challenge?
     
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    gagner is a dual citizen, he lived half his life in minnesota, but more recently lived in toronto. i guess its still early on what country he considers himself from, looks like canada now, but that can change.

    who knows why he wasnt invited? half the kids on the team i posted werent invited for whatever reasons. another dual citizen in dwight king wasnt invited either.
     
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    How come they didn't win the U17's?

    The tourney they just won looks pretty weak with only 4 teams and none of the big guys!

    Don't forget a guy by the name of Drayson Bowman. He's having a good 16 yr old year in Spokane of the WHL and was a high Bantam draft pick a few years ago.

    Gagner and King are both Canadian and played at the U17 tournament for regional Canadian teams.
     
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    I think that is becaue King made his intentions known early on about going to the WHL. Gagner told everyone that he would not be going to the OHL (as a 16 year old anyway) and it would have been a major lapse in judgement for the NTDP staff not to have at least extended an invitation.
     
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    Assuming you equate not accepting to play on the NTDP as not wanting to play for your country. Some kids see major junior as a route to the NHL that most mimics an NHL schedule, has the best collection of 16-20 year olds, and arguably better coaching. I think most americans would love to play for their country but unfortunately they close doors when they choose not to follow the company (USA Hockey) line. A shame, all kids aiming for the same goal but choosing different routes. Hopefully USA Hockey is "big" enough to get past a kids decision to better his future with the choice he thinks is best.
    Other kids are very focused on education first and choose to stay with the NTDP or junior A/B so they can play college hockey first. To date, these kids seem to get the first look for international play. Again, a shame for USA Hockey to look at these kids first.
    With the development of hockey in the states in non-traditional areas of the country comes the responsibility of USA Hockey to expand their recruiting of these areas so major junior leagues don't pick off US kids first. Until this happens you will see more kids developing their skills in major junior.
    Finally, the people complaining about "snubs" for World Juniors consideration are probably the ones that never had a shot to begin with. I think the true players just shrug their shoulders and say business as usual.
     
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    You mean like how the U-17 dream team of 1987's with Kessel, Mueller, Stoa, Skille, Gerbe, Johnson, Mitera, Frazee et al was "unstoppable" at the U-17 tournament and finished 4th?
     
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    It's not a great set-up for the USA to have a National team like that as they probably make as many enemies and disappoint too many players that it actually works against them when it comes times for teams at the WJC, etc.
     
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    I think you should also add Dineen and Tropp (both at Sioux Falls) to that list.
     
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    im not against the ntdp at all, i think there are strengths and weaknesses to the program, but overall its done a fine job at developing more "elite" level prospects in the last few years. i would like to see 2 teams sent to the u-17 challenge, not just the ntdp team.
     
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    Note the following were absent:

    Russia
    Czech Rep.
    Sweden
    Finland
    and oh yes--Canada.

    Before you go off telling us hoe great this U.S. team is,methinks you should wait till they play more serious competition.
     
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    Was this post neccessary? The U.S. team won this particular competition, there's no need to go down this road.
     
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    That was the U17 team that played in the U18 tournament against the less formidable countries. The U18 team played against the top countries. Seeing how they were mostly 89's playing against 88's I think they played very well.
     
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    How did the US U-18 team do in the Moscow tournament? They should have played their last game today, but the USA hockey site only has results for the first two games, and a box score for only one of those. Thanks.
     
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    USA 18 team won their last three games in Moscow. The final score of today's final game was 5-2.
     
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    are the boxscores available yet?
     
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    For the final game, it is:

    USA 2-3-0-- 5
    CZE 1-1-0-- 2

    First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Mosey (O’Brien), 3:58; 2, USA, Summers (Carman), 16:09; 3, CZE, Korcak (Mrna), 19:57.

    Second Period - Scoring: 4, CZE, Stieler (Prokop, Salac), (pp) 0:43; 5, USA, O’Brien, (pp) 2:03; 6, USA, Williams (Flynn), 10:27; 7, USA, Kane (Strait, Sweatt), 19:47.

    Third Period - Scoring: No Scoring.
     
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    where did you get the boxscores?
     
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    5 Nations Tournament: USA vs. Russia



    U.S. National Under-18 Team Falls To Russia In Five Nations Opener


    Russia Tops Team USA, 4-1 In Front Of Sellout Home Crowd



    MOSCOW -- The U.S. National Under-18 Team fell to tournament host Russia, 4-1 in front of 7,500 today in the opening game of the 2006 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament.


    Team USA opened the scoring 6:24 into the game on a goal from defenseman Mike Ratchuk (Buffalo, N.Y.). Russia replied 6:51 later in the first on a power-play goal from Alexandrov to knot the game at one.


    In the second frame Russia scored the lone goal 10: 23 in on a goal from Anihimov to gain the 2-1 advantage. Team USA netminder Joe Palmer (Yorkville, N.Y.) kept the game 2-1 when he stopped Russian forward Vasinov on a penalty shot in the second period.


    Russia pulled away in the third period on two goals 1:18 apart with 4:46 left in the contest.


    Team USA will face Finland tommorow at 7 a.m. EST in the second of four games in the tournament.


    NOTES: The link for the Russian hockey federation is http://www.fhr.ru ... Game results and updates can be found at usahockey.com ... The 2006 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament field includes: Russia, Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden and the United States.


    U.S. National Under-18 Team 1 vs Russia 4

    Scoring By Period
    USA 1-0-0-- 1
    RUS 1-1-2-- 4


    First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Ratchuk, 6:24; 2, RUS, Alexandrov, (pp) 13:15.


    Second Period - Scoring: 3, RUS, Anihimov, 10: 23.


    Third Period - Scoring: 4, RUS, Zachupeto (Kablukov), 15:04; 5, RUS, Vasyunov (Vishnivski, Vashkirov), 16:22.


    Shots Total
    USA 30
    RUS 34


    Power Play: USA 0-3; RUS 1-6
    Penalties: USA 7-14; RUS 5-10
    Attendance: 7,500

     
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    5 Nations Tournament: USA vs. Finland

    U.S. National Under-18 Team Tops Finland, 5-3


    MOSCOW -- The U.S. National Under-18 Team (1-1-0) topped Finland (0-1-0), 5-3 in the second game of the 2006 Five Nations Tournament this afternoon.


    The U.S. offense was ready right out of the gate today and Bill Sweatt (Elburn, Ill.) gave Team USA the early 1-0 advantage 1:54 into the game with a power-play goal. Forty-seven seconds later, USA forward Chris Atkinson (Sparta, N.J.) notched his first goal of the tournament on a play from Jamie McBain (Faribault, Minn.) to give USA the 2-0 advantage. Forward James vanRiemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) stretched the USA lead to 3-0, 11:30 into the game on an unassisted goal.


    In the second period, Finland struck back with three consecutive goals, the first coming on the power-play, to knot the game at three at the end of the second.


    After killing two consecutive power-plays to open the third period, U.S. defenseman Jamie McBain scored the game winner with 9:41 remaining on a play from Luke Popko (Skillman, N.J.). U.S. National Under-18 Team’s newest addition Michael Forney (Thief River Falls, Minn.) added the final goal with 1:49 left in the game to give USA the 5-3 victory.


    USA netminder Brett Bennett (Williamsville, N.Y.) plyed well today, stopping 23 of 26 Finland attempts to earn his first victory for the U.S. National Under-18 Team this season.


    U.S. National Under-18 Team 5 vs Finland 3
    Scoring By Period
    USA 3-0-2 -- 5
    FIN 0-3-0 --3
     
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    5 nations Tournament: USA vs. Czech Republic

    U.S. National Under-18 Team Tops Czech Republic,
    Finishes Five Nations Tournament, 3-1-0


    MOSCOW -- Following an opening game loss, the U.S. National Under-18 Team won the final three games of the 2006 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament, culminating with a 5-2 victory over the Czech Republic this morning.


    USA forward Tony Mosey (Prior Lake, Minn.) opened scoring for the game 3:58 into the first frame on a feed from James O’Brien (Maplewood, Minn.). Team USA stretched the lead to two with 3:51 remaining in the period when defenseman Chris Summers (Milan, Mich.) beat Czech netminder Jakub Kovar to give USA the 2-0 advantage. The Czech Repbulic struck back with three seconds remaining in the first when Jiri Korcak snuck one past U.S. netminder Brett Bennett (Williamsville, N.Y.) to cut the lead to one at 2-1.


    During Bennett’s delay of game penalty to start the second frame, Czech forward David Stieler tied the game 43 seconds in with the man advantage. Following the second Czech goal, Joe Palmer (Yorkville, N.Y.) replaced Bennett and shutout the Czech’s for the remainder of the game. USA forward James O’Brien scored on a breakaway 2:03 into the second period to give USA the 3-2 advantage.


    USA defenseman Nigel Williams (Aurora, Ill.) gave USA the two goal advantage when he finished an odd-man rush with forward Ryan Flynn (Lino Lakes, Minn.). Team USA leading scorer Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.) capped the scoring on a marker from Brian Strait (Waltham, Mass.) and Bill Sweatt (Elburn,Ill.) with 13 seconds remaining in the second frame.


    “We had to battle all week,†said USA Head Coach John Hynes. “Playing in tough situations during this tournament will continue to prepare us for the world tournament in April.â€



    Team USA held the Czechs scoreless in the third period to earn the 5-2 victory. USA forward Luke Popko (Skillman, N.J.) was named Team USA’s best player of the game.


    The U.S. National Under-18 Team awaits the results from the final two Russian games to determine placement in the tournament. Team USA can still finish in first place with two Russian losses.


    NOTES: The 2006 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament field includes: Russia, Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden and the United States ... The U.S. National Under-18 team is 6-2-0 in international competition this season.


    U.S. National Under-18 Team 5 vs Czech Republic 2

    Scoring By Period
    USA 2-3-0-- 5
    CZE 1-1-0-- 2


    First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Mosey (O’Brien), 3:58; 2, USA, Summers (Carman), 16:09; 3, CZE, Korcak (Mrna), 19:57. Penalties: CZE, Stieler (holding), 0:40; USA, Ratchuk (cross checking), 5:49; USA, Popko (holding), 9:11; CZE, Troncinsky (hooking), 10:27; USA, Atkinson (charging), 12:38; USA, O’Brien (interference), 17:26.


    Second Period - Scoring: 4, CZE, Stieler (Prokop, Salac), (pp) 0:43; 5, USA, O’Brien, (pp) 2:03; 6, USA, Williams (Flynn), 10:27; 7, USA, Kane (Strait, Sweatt), 19:47. Penalties: USA, Bennett (delay of game), 0:14; CZE, Semorad (tripping), 0:59; CZE, Spudil (hooking), 1:32; USA, Carman (hooking), 6:13; CZE, Prokop (holding), 15:28; CZE, Troncinsky (interference), 16:21; USA, O’Brien (hooking), 16:45; USA, Carman (boarding), 17:03; CZE, Grofek (boarding), 17:47.


    Third Period - Scoring: No Scoring. Penalties: USA, Montgomery (holding), 9:42; CZE, Bartek (tripping), 19:29; USA, Summers (roughing), 19:59.
     
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