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U.S. Under-18 Team at Boston University: Pregame Notes and Line Combinations

Pregame notes and line combinations from Boston University's Agganis Arena where the Terriers host the U.S. Under-18 Team in a Thursday night exhibition game.

Matt Dewkett

BOSTON -- Good evening and welcome inside Agganis Arena on the campus of Boston University where the No. 3/4 Terriers tune up for the 2016-17 regular season one final time, hosting the U.S. National Team Development Program's Under-18 Team in their second and final exhibition game of the season.

Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed for free on GoTerriers.com/TerrierTV. It is the first game of the U-18's weekend pair in Boston as the team heads down the road to No. 12 Harvard on Saturday night.

The Terriers lost this same exhibition game last Oct. 16, but four current BU freshmen contributed to the winning side of that 7-4 contest. Kieffer Bellows scored two goals and one assist, while Clayton Keller and Chad Krys combined for four helpers and Jake Oettinger made 41 saves in goal. It was BU's first-ever loss to the U.S. Under-18 Team in seven meetings.

Freshmen played a big role in BU's first exhibition game last Saturday, a 10-2 thrashing of Prince Edward Island. Keller posted a hat trick in his collegiate debut, but Patrick Harper outdid him with a five-goal performance and two assists.

Dante Fabbro and junior Brandon Hickey also scored for the Terriers, who are now set for their final test before opening the season Saturday at Colgate. BU went 6-for-11 on the power play against UPEI, while Harper's final tally came shorthanded.

Here are tonight's lines:

U.S. UNDER-18 TEAM

Joey Cassetti - Josh Norris - Scott Reedy
Graham Slaggert - Logan Hutsko - Logan Cockerill
Grant Mismash - Evan Baratt - Jacob Tortora
Randy Hernandez - Sean Dhodghe - Michael Pastujov
Brady Thachuk

Max Gildon - Tommy Miller
Quinn Hughes - Phil Kemp
David Farrance - Nate Knoepke
Tyler Inamoto - Josh Maniscalco

Dylan St. Cyr
Adam Scheel

BU

Patrick Harper - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Bobo Carpenter
Kieffer Bellows - Clayton Keller - Jordan Greenway
Nikolas Olsson - Patrick Curry - Nick Roberto
Tommy Kelley - Johnny McDermott - Gabriel Chabot

Charlie McAvoy - Chad Krys
Brien Diffley - Dante Fabbro
Doyle Somerby - John MacLeod
Shane Switzer

Jake Oettinger
Connor LaCouvee
Max Prawdzik