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October 2015

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04 STOPs STARTS & USA HOCKEY NEWS & UPDATES PHOTOS COURTESY OF T.C. Lewis; Bauer Hockey; USHL OCTOBER. 2015 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM n a short tournament, special teams and solid goaltending can make all the differ- ence. Those two ingredients were keys to a winning recipe as the U.S. Under-17 Select Team won its fifth title in six years at the 2015 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Arosa, Switzerland. Over the course of a four-game span, the U.S. special teams scored 13 power-play goals while surrendering only three, with all of those coming on 5-on-3 short-handed situations. Ivan Lodnia and Sasha Chmelevski paced the offense attack with 11 points each, and Brannon McManus and Mick Messner pitched in eight apiece. Goaltenders Cayden Primeau, the son of former NHL star Keith Primeau, and William Girard IV were both solid on the back end. The U.S. opened the tournament with a pair of tough one-goal victories over the Czech Republic (5-4) and Slovakia (4-3 in overtime) before kick- ing the offensive machine into gear with a 12-0 whitewashing of a depleted Swiss team, and a title-clinching 8-1 victory against Germany. "Every player in the locker room contributed in the tournament," said head coach Pat Boller. "We are so proud of how the kids played. They faced some adversity early and stuck with it. This win will be a memory we'll share forever." In addition to cleaning up on the ice, the players and coaching staff experienced the best of Swiss culture, touring the small resort town and visiting Mount Weisshorn in the Swiss Alps. Prior to setting off for Europe, the team of players selected at the Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp trained at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the practice facility for the Washington Capitals, and toured a number of monuments in the Nation's Capital and the National Air and Space Museum. I U.S. Under-17 Team Keeps Golden Streak Going As the world's leading manufacturer of ice hockey equipment, Bauer Hockey does everything on a grand scale. That includes opening its first Own The Moment Hockey Experience, a 20,000-square foot retail store in the Boston suburb of Burlington, Mass. Jack Eichel, who recently signed a sponsorship deal with Bauer, was joined by Boston Bruins forward Jimmy Hayes and Hall of Famer Mark Messier at the grand opening. Built to deliver the quality and service that Bauer is known for, this takes in-store shopping for hockey equipment and apparel to new heights by matching players of all levels with the right equipment to suit their game and style of play. The Burlington store also comes complete with a 2,500-square foot indoor ice rink. Bauer Hockey plans to open eight to 10 more Own The Moment Hockey Experiences in key markets around the U.S. and Canada, including one in Bloomington, Minn., this fall. Bauer Owns The Moment With New Super Store Steel Shows Its Mettle To Win JCWC Bronze The Chicago Steel made it four years in a row that a USHL team came home with hardware after notching a, 3-2, victory over Russia at the Junior Club World Cup. The bronze-medal win in front of 3,000 local fans in Yekaterinburg, Russia was the fourth consecutive medal for a USHL squad. Chicago native Tanner Laczynski broke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal in the third period for the eventual game winner. The Junior Club World Cup is an IIHF-sanctioned tournament, which featured Junior hockey teams from Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, Belarus and Finland.

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