Saturday marked the first day of competition for the United States for a couple of Ice players.
Jon Gillies played goal for the USA in the U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament exhibition game. The United States defeated the Czech Republic 5-3. Gillies played half the game, stopping 20 of the 21 shots he faced. Calvin Peterson came in and played the final 28 minutes. Box and story here.
In the World Junior Championships evaluation camp, Brian Ferlin had an assist in the Team USA Blue vs. White scrimmage Saturday. He had the second assist on Chase Balisy's third-period goal for the white team, which lost 4-3. Boxscore here. Ferlin was scoreless in today's game, a 4-2 win for the white team he was suiting up with. Box here. Next up: vs. Finland, 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Adam Erne and the U17 team gets underway Tuesday in the Five Nations Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich.