Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Team USA loses again

Team USA lost their second game of the 2007 Under-18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka to Finland today by a 5-3 score. The U.S. got out to an early 2-0 lead but was unable to hold off the Fins. Team USA dropped their opener to Russia yesterday by a 5-3 score.

From a WCHA perspective, only Minnesota recruit Aaron Ness factored into the scoring, as he assisted on Team USA's third goal of the game. Ness, a defenseman, will join the Gophers in the fall of 2009.

Next up for the U.S. is Slovakia. Puck drops at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday.