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U.S. Developmental Team Edges Canada in Series Finale

04/19/2014, 1:45pm MDT
By USAHockey.com

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. - Vlad Lundquist (Colorado Springs, Colo.) scored late in the third period to give the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team a 1-0 triumph over the Canadian Development Team here today at Extreme Ice Center. Goaltenders Bo Reichenbach (Bethesda, Md.) and Kyle Huckaby (Port Author, Texas) shared the shutout.

This weekend, Team USA won games two and three of the three-game series after Canada took the opener in a shootout. For the season, the U.S. National Developmental Team won five of six games against its Canadian counterpart.

Reichenbach turned aside five shots in the opening period and another five in the first half of the second period to finish with 10 saves. Huckaby stopped both of the shots he faced in 22 minutes of action.

Lundquist tallied the game's only goal with 3:32 left in regulation. Following a goalmouth scramble, Josh Misiewicz (Lagrange, Ill.) knocked the puck across the crease for Lundquist to tap into the net.

NOTES: Mike MacMillan (Buffalo, Minn.), USA Hockey's National Coach-in-Chief, is the head coach of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Team ... Former U.S. Paralympic Team members Kip St. Germaine (East Falmouth, Mass.) and Mike Blabac (Hamburg, N.Y.) serve as associate head coach and assistant coach, respectively ... Jeremy Kennedy (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey manager of membership and disabled hockey, is the general manager.

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