Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Badger in Slovakia - U17 Five Nations Tournament

Future Badger Michael Mersch is currently in Prievidza, Slovakia participating in the Five Nations Tournament with the US U17 team. The tourney runs Aug 19 - 24 and includes teams from the US, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Switzerland.

On August 17, Team USA lost 3-2 to Slovakia in a pre-tourney exhibition game.

On August 20, Team USA won their opening match of the tournament, defeating Switzerland 5-2. Michael Mersch had an assist on Team USA's first goal (PP).

Today, Team USA defeated Germany 3-2. Michael Mersch scored Team USA's first goal, also a PP goal, "
tapp[ing] the puck past German goalie Sebastian Kinader after receiving a nifty back-door pass from Bill Arnold (Needham, Mass) at 1:03 to stake the U.S. to an early lead."

Next up:
Aug 22 (8 AM CDT) - the Czech Republic
Aug 23 (11:30 AM CDT) - Slovakia