Kenny Ryan notched two goals and DU recruit Adam Murray stopped all 13 shots he faced in the third period as the U.S. National Under-18 Team defeated the University of Alaska Anchorage, 4-3. The USNDT features two Alaskans & one Coloradan that will head to the University of Denver in 2009.
"This was a good win for our team, especially since it was our first game against NCAA Division I competition," said Ron Rolston, head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. "The team showed a lot of determination to come back after going down 2-0 in the first period and Adam Murray made some big saves when we needed them."
Murray made 13 of his 26 saves during the third period to earn the 4-3 victory. DU recruit Drew Shore added an assist and DU's other recruit William Wrenn played on the blueline. Wrenn proved himself a sturdy defenseman whose forte is using his size (6-1, 198) to ward off onrushing attackers and cleaning things up in his own zone. This is his second season with the national program.
The U.S. National Under-18 Team returns to action on Saturday (September 27) when it takes on the University of Alaska at 7:05 p.m. AKT in Fairbanks.