Chicago downs Team USA in overtime, 4-3 (OT)
Mackenzie MacEachern gave the Chicago Steel a 4-3 (OT) victory over the Team USA Juniors when he scored 3:43 into the extra period.
Chicago overcame a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Steel fell behind 2-0 after a goal by Team USA's Joe Wegwerth at 1:48 in the second period. Chicago tied things up at 3-3 on a goal by Dakota Joshua at 8:37 in the third period.
By firing 37 shots on goal, the Steel exceeded the 30.4 shots they average per game this year.
Chicago also got a goal from Thomas Ebbing as well. In addition, Chicago received assists from Alex Roos, who had two and Danny Fetzer and Daniel McNamara, who each chipped in one.
The Juniors put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Chicago to score on any of its five power plays. With 37 shots on target during the contest, Team USA exceeded the 29.8 shots it averages per game this year.
More assists for Team USA came via Brandon Fortunato, Dylan Larkin, Jared Fiegl, and Ryan Collins, who contributed one a piece.
Alex Sakellaropoulos rejected 34 shots on goal for the Steel. Chicago incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Edwin Minney recorded 33 saves for the Juniors. Team USA incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.