The Ice play the USNDTP U17 for the third of three consecutive games tonight, and it's the home opener at Pepsi Coliseum. Cody Bradley's five-point effort last weekend against the U17s was enough to earn him USHL Offenisve Player of the Week honors. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at the Coliseum tonight.
U17 team has a couple of familiar faces -- or names. Leading scorer
Tyler Kelleher was drafted by the Ice earlier this year but opted to
join the national team development program instead. New head coach
Danton Cole is a former Indianapolis Ice player, suiting up for 32 games
in 1995-96. The Ice's power play has been the envy of the USHL so far. We'll see if they can extend their best-in-team-history 3-0 start tonight!
USNDTP U17 (1-2-1)
Indiana Ice (3-0-0)
7 p.m., Pepsi Coliseum, Indianapolis.
Season series: Ice 2, USA 0 (vs. U17 ice 2-0)
Oct. 8 (at Ann Arbor): Ice 7, USA 4: Ice score five straight to erase early 3-2 deficit. Cody Bradley G/2A, Sean Kuraly, Robert Gawron, Robert Polosello G/A each. Dalton Izyk 24 saves in goal for W. Hudson Fasching G/A for USA.
Oct. 7 (at Ann Arbor): Ice 5, USA 3: The Ice score 3 in the 3rd to win. Robert Polosello 2G, Sean Kuraly G/A for Ice. Indy 3-5 on PP. Tyler Kelleher G/A for USA. Jon Gillies W in goal.
Tale of the Tape
Head coach: Kyle Wallack
GF: 16 (t2nd). GA: 10 (t7th)
PP: 46.1% (1st). PK: 80.0% (11th)
Home record: 0-0-0
Leading scorers: Daniil Tarasov (2-4-6), Cody Bradley (2-4-6), Robert Polosello (4-1-5), Sean Kuraly (2-3-5), Alex Barron (0-4-4),
Leading +/-: Cody Bradley (+4), Christian Hilbrich (+4), Robert Polosello (+4), Alex Barron (+4)
Leading PIM: R.J. Boyd (19), Joe Fiala (14)
Leading goaltender: Jon Gillies (2-0-0, 2.93 GAA, .905sv%), Dalton Izyk (1-0-0, 4.00 GAA, .857 sv%)
Team USA (1-2-1)
Head coach: Danton Cole
GF: 19 (1st). GA: 18 (16th)
PP: 28.0% (3rd). PK: 70.0% (t13th)
Road record: 0-0-0
Leading scorers: Tyler Kelleher (4-1-5), Luke Voltin (2-3-5), J.T. Compher (3-1-4), Hudson Fasching (1-3-4), Tyler Motte (1-3-4), Michael McCarron (0-4-4), Anthony Louis (3-0-0)
Leading +/-: Connor Chatham (+3), Luke Voltin (+3)
Leading PIM: Scott Savage (10), Steven Santini (8)
Leading goaltender: Hunter Miska (1-1-0, 4.00 GAA, .846 sv%), Curtis Frye (0-1-1, 4.32 GAA, .866 sv%).