In what could be a game that decides which country takes home gold at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, Team USA will faceoff against Team Canada in a semifinal match on Saturday. The U.S. advanced on the strength of a 7-2 win over the Czech Republic, while Canada dispatched Sweden, 5-3, to earn the chance to face the U.S.
While the U.S. squad at this U18 has a quartet of players among the tournament’s top scorers, the highest scoring team at this event has spread the scoring across the lineup. In all, the U.S. has scored 37 goals in five games, with 36 of those goals coming in the last four games.
Two of the 14 players that have picked up points for the USA in this tournament are forwards Christian Fischer and Troy Terry, two players that competed for the U.S. NTDP squad this season. Fischer has generated a goal and seven points along with 19 shots on goal, while Terry has scored three goals and five points off of 13 shots.
Both Fischer and Terry are eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft. Fischer is ranked 37th by NHL Central Scouting in their final rankings, while Terry is ranked 107th.
Hockey’s Future spoke with Fischer and Terry following the USA’s semifinal win, conversations that are featured in this HF video.
Highlights from Team USA’s win over the Czech Republic can be viewed below.
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