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Mittelstadt powers USA White to win over Canada with 4 points

by Ryan J. Harr

8/1/17



Plymouth, Mich. – USA White captured an 8-2 victory over Canada Red in the early game on Tuesday in the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase while Canada White picked up a 2-1 win against USA Blue later on at USA Hockey Arena.

Five different players contributed multi-point outings in USA White’s third win as many games. Casey Mittelstadt (BUF, 2017) paced all scorers with a game-high four points (2+2) while Logan Brown (2+1), Patrick Harper (1+2), Kailer Yamamoto (0+2), and David Farrance (0+2) also racked up points. Jake Oettinger (DAL, 2017) made 22 saves in the victory.

Cliff Pu (BUF, 2016) and Brett Howden (TBL, 2016) each scored for Canada Red while Stuart Skinner (EDM, 2017) and Dylan Wells (EDM, 2016) split the goaltending duties.

USA White quickly jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first period.

“The start we had, is one that you will take in any game,” Mittelstadt said.



The Americans wasted no time to gain the lead. A little over a minute-and-a-half into the match, Mittelstadt started a play in transition to help set up Brown’s first marker of the afternoon. Mittelstadt then found the back of the net less than two minutes later on the power play for his first goal of the game.

USA White built a three-goal lead thanks to Harper’s tally at the 6:38 mark and then upped it to 4-0 at halfway through the first frame, forcing the Canadians to use their timeout.

The U.S. tacked on once more to take a 5-0 lead on 12 shots while limiting Canada Red to seven shots in the first. The Canadians were held without a shot until the 12:49 mark of the period.

Canada Red was able to cut into the U.S. lead as Pu and Howard scored the next two goals of the game, but the Americans scored the last three markers of the game to claim the 8-2 victory.

“With a loss like that, it’s easy to turn the page quickly,” Pu said. “We have to take the positives from the game and learn from it then move on.”

Michael Rasmussen, (DET, 2017) echoed Pu’s comments and took a big-picture approach to their situation as well. The event can be used not only as a summer tune-up, but as a time for the national squads to evaluate their situations ahead of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in December.

“Anytime you step on the ice as a competitor, you want to win, but the main goal this week is about building chemistry both and off the ice,” Rasmussen said.


USA White Scores Twice in Opening Frame Then Holds on for 4-3 Win Over Sweden

In Tuesday’s late game, Canada White picked up a 2-1 win over USA Blue.

Forwards Jordan Kyrou (STL, 2016) and Robert Thomas (STL, 2017) each scored for Canada Red while Michael DiPietro (VAN, 2017) and Carter Hart (PHI, 2016) split time in net in the winning effort.

Tim Gettinger (NYR, 2016) scored USA Blue’s lone goal. Goaltender Joseph Woll (TOR, 2017) stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced.

The Americans escaped three Canadian power play opportunities unharmed and entered the first intermission in a scoreless tie.

With 11:16 left in the second period, Kyrou picked up a loose puck in the U.S. end and worked a give-and-go with Mason Shaw (MIN, 2017) down the left wing. Kyrou fired a shot inside the left post to open the scoring.

The U.S. then nearly tied it up, but a shot by Sean Dhooghe (2018 Draft Eligible) rang off the post and was gloved by Hart.

“We had a lot of offensive zone time tonight,” Dhooghe said. “There were several times when we were close to tying the game but unfortunately in the end of the game they had one more goal than us.”

Hart finished the night stopping all 19 shots he faced in 34 minutes of work before being replaced by DiPietro.

“It’s been around three months since my last game, but it was a nice refresher to get back to the routine of games again,” Hart said.

In the third period, the Americans made some strong pushes to even the score.

After missing the net on a breakaway earlier in the game, Gettinger tied it up 3:04 into the final period, flinging a backhand from the far corner of the ice between the pad of DiPietro and the right post.

Thomas potted the winner when he picked up a drop pass from Logan Stanley (WPG, 2016) and fired the puck past the glove of Woll with 9:57 left to play.

For remainder of the summer showcase, the U.S. and Canada will each merge their split squads.

On Wednesday, the unified Canadian team will face off with Finland for a 1 p.m. clash, and Team USA will go up against Sweden at 4 p.m.


About the World Junior Summer Showcase

This is the second consecutive year that USA Hockey Arena has hosted the World Junior Summer Showcase, which features some of the top players under the age of 20 from the U.S., Canada, Finland and Sweden. In total, the week-long event will include 12 international competitions between the four nations.

Players are auditioning for a spot to represent their respective countries in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will take place Dec. 26, 2017 through Jan. 5, 2018 in Buffalo.

Mittelstadt powers USA White to win over Canada with 4 points

by Ryan J. Harr

8/1/17



Plymouth, Mich. – USA White captured an 8-2 victory over Canada Red in the early game on Tuesday in the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase while Canada White picked up a 2-1 win against USA Blue later on at USA Hockey Arena.

Five different players contributed multi-point outings in USA White’s third win as many games. Casey Mittelstadt (BUF, 2017) paced all scorers with a game-high four points (2+2) while Logan Brown (2+1), Patrick Harper (1+2), Kailer Yamamoto (0+2), and David Farrance (0+2) also racked up points. Jake Oettinger (DAL, 2017) made 22 saves in the victory.

Cliff Pu (BUF, 2016) and Brett Howden (TBL, 2016) each scored for Canada Red while Stuart Skinner (EDM, 2017) and Dylan Wells (EDM, 2016) split the goaltending duties.

USA White quickly jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first period.

“The start we had, is one that you will take in any game,” Mittelstadt said.



The Americans wasted no time to gain the lead. A little over a minute-and-a-half into the match, Mittelstadt started a play in transition to help set up Brown’s first marker of the afternoon. Mittelstadt then found the back of the net less than two minutes later on the power play for his first goal of the game.

USA White built a three-goal lead thanks to Harper’s tally at the 6:38 mark and then upped it to 4-0 at halfway through the first frame, forcing the Canadians to use their timeout.

The U.S. tacked on once more to take a 5-0 lead on 12 shots while limiting Canada Red to seven shots in the first. The Canadians were held without a shot until the 12:49 mark of the period.

Canada Red was able to cut into the U.S. lead as Pu and Howard scored the next two goals of the game, but the Americans scored the last three markers of the game to claim the 8-2 victory.

“With a loss like that, it’s easy to turn the page quickly,” Pu said. “We have to take the positives from the game and learn from it then move on.”

Michael Rasmussen, (DET, 2017) echoed Pu’s comments and took a big-picture approach to their situation as well. The event can be used not only as a summer tune-up, but as a time for the national squads to evaluate their situations ahead of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in December.

“Anytime you step on the ice as a competitor, you want to win, but the main goal this week is about building chemistry both and off the ice,” Rasmussen said.


USA White Scores Twice in Opening Frame Then Holds on for 4-3 Win Over Sweden

In Tuesday’s late game, Canada White picked up a 2-1 win over USA Blue.

Forwards Jordan Kyrou (STL, 2016) and Robert Thomas (STL, 2017) each scored for Canada Red while Michael DiPietro (VAN, 2017) and Carter Hart (PHI, 2016) split time in net in the winning effort.

Tim Gettinger (NYR, 2016) scored USA Blue’s lone goal. Goaltender Joseph Woll (TOR, 2017) stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced.

The Americans escaped three Canadian power play opportunities unharmed and entered the first intermission in a scoreless tie.

With 11:16 left in the second period, Kyrou picked up a loose puck in the U.S. end and worked a give-and-go with Mason Shaw (MIN, 2017) down the left wing. Kyrou fired a shot inside the left post to open the scoring.

The U.S. then nearly tied it up, but a shot by Sean Dhooghe (2018 Draft Eligible) rang off the post and was gloved by Hart.

“We had a lot of offensive zone time tonight,” Dhooghe said. “There were several times when we were close to tying the game but unfortunately in the end of the game they had one more goal than us.”

Hart finished the night stopping all 19 shots he faced in 34 minutes of work before being replaced by DiPietro.

“It’s been around three months since my last game, but it was a nice refresher to get back to the routine of games again,” Hart said.

In the third period, the Americans made some strong pushes to even the score.

After missing the net on a breakaway earlier in the game, Gettinger tied it up 3:04 into the final period, flinging a backhand from the far corner of the ice between the pad of DiPietro and the right post.

Thomas potted the winner when he picked up a drop pass from Logan Stanley (WPG, 2016) and fired the puck past the glove of Woll with 9:57 left to play.

For remainder of the summer showcase, the U.S. and Canada will each merge their split squads.

On Wednesday, the unified Canadian team will face off with Finland for a 1 p.m. clash, and Team USA will go up against Sweden at 4 p.m.


About the World Junior Summer Showcase

This is the second consecutive year that USA Hockey Arena has hosted the World Junior Summer Showcase, which features some of the top players under the age of 20 from the U.S., Canada, Finland and Sweden. In total, the week-long event will include 12 international competitions between the four nations.

Players are auditioning for a spot to represent their respective countries in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will take place Dec. 26, 2017 through Jan. 5, 2018 in Buffalo.