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Minnesota/NTDP U18 First Period Notes

Scoring:

16:47: Vinni Lettieri from Connor Hurley and Anthony Louis. 1-0 NTDP

Louis dug a puck off the boards at the blueline, setting Hurley up with a 2-on-1. Hurley made a great pass to Lettieri who buried an easy goal.

17:25: Tyler Motte(unassisted) 2-0 NTDP

Minnesota made a terrible turnover at their own blueline. Motte came in all alone and beat Shibrowski high to the glove side.

Shots: 10-9 Minnesota

Notes:

Minnesota came out and dominated the first nine or so minutes of the game. Thatcher Demko made a couple great saves, including two back-to-back about five minutes into the game, and allowed his team to settle in.

The line of Vinni Lettieri-Connor Hurley-Anthony Louis has been the most effective so far for the under-18s. Louis rang the post on a nice pass from Lettieri earlier in the period at a time when the rest of the NTDP team wasn't really generating much.

Nic Kerdiles had a quiet first period, which is understandable since he's playing in his first game. His best shift was his last one, when he knocked down a tough pass off the boards with his glove and led a nice rush up the ice that ended up stalling because of a bad pass,