Saturday, August 18, 2007
Team USA takes fifth
Team USA defeated the Czech Republic today by a score of 6-5 in a shootout to earn fifth place at the 2007 Under-18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka. Minnesota recruit Aaron Ness and Wisconsin recruit Jordy Murray each had two assists in the win. Murray also scored the winning goal in the shootout. Minnesota Duluth recruit Brady Hjelle came in to relieve Aaron Crandall, who allowed four first period goals. Hjelle stopped 24 of 25 shots the rest of the way, and was a perfect three for three in the shootout.