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U-17 Championship Day 2 Recap

USA vs Russia – 2pm

Nikita Serebryakov played incredible as he backstopped Russia to a 3-2 win over USA in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russian goaltender stopped 51 of 53 shots in an eventful game at the WFCU Center Friday afternoon.

Russia got off to a quick start as Sergei Tolchinski received a nice pass from Nikita Zadorov and put the puck past Hunter Miska.  Russia continued to be faster and play harder than the American squad, but in playing more physical they got caught up in it and took three straight penalties. Team USA looked sloppy, especially after coming off of a 5-1 win against the Czech Republic yesterday.  Their power play was not pr...