LAST GAME: USA 3, RUS 2
Clayton Keller (St. Louis, Mo./Boston University) tallied two points (1-1) and Tyler Parsons (Chesterfield, Mich./London Knights) made 25 saves as the U.S. National Junior Team edged Russia, 3-2, here today at Air Canada Centre in its third preliminary-round game of the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
“That was an exciting game to be a part of and I’m real proud of these guys for the effort they gave,” said Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn./St. Cloud State University), head coach of the 2017 U.S. National Junior Team. “It was a quick turnaround from yesterday, but the guys in this locker room continue to rise to every challenge that comes their way. We’ve got a chance to win our group on Saturday and position ourselves nicely for the quarterfinal and I know we’ll be ready.”
For the full game recap, click here.
OFF DAY TODAY
Today, Team USA will have practice from 12:30-1pm ET at the Air Canada Centre. After, the team will head for lunch together downtown before having the afternoon to themselves before dinner at the hotel.
NHL NETWORK SNAPSHOTS
Throughout the tournament, NHL Network, the official U.S. broadcaster of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, is providing fans with snapshots of some of Team USA's players. In addition to the videos being played throughout games, visit NHL Network's Twitter for additional clips.
LOCKER ROOM TOUR
Forward and alternate captain Colin White (Hanover, Mass./Boston College) took time with USA Hockey to conduct a video of Team USA's locker room here at the Air Canada Centre.