Friday, August 21, 2009

U17 Five Nations: CZE 2 - USA 1

The US U17 team dropped today's game to the Czech Republic 2-1. Future Badger defenseman Jordan Schmaltz had an assist on USA's sole goal. Jake McCabe and Alex Racino were held off the scoresheet.

In today's other game, Switzerland defeated Germany 4-3.

The tournament wraps up tomorrow, with Slovakia facing Switzerland at 9 AM CDT and USA facing Germany at 11:30 AM CDT. If you remember, USA defeated Germany 3-1 in their exhibition prior to the tournament.

Here are the standings so far:
SVK 3-0-0
CZE 3-1-0
USA 1-2-0
SUI 1-2-0
GER 0-3-0

Looks like a likely 3rd place finish for the US. We can't finish any higher than that, but I'd expect us to beat Germany again and for Slovakia to beat Switzerland.