U.S. Under-17 team 2-0 in tournament
FÜSSEN, Germany - The U.S. Under-17 men's select hockey team is 2-0 at the Five Nations Tournament after a 5-2 win over Switzerland Thursday.
Hobie Hedquist of Heron Lake is a goalie on the American team. He didn't see action in the win over Switzerland after playing in a 9-3 win over Slovakia in its first game in the tournament.
The Swiss led 1-0 at the first intermission before the U.S. scored three straight second-period goals for a 3-1 lead. Switzerland cut the margin to 3-2 after two but the Americans scored twice in the third.
Team USA faces the Czech Republic at 8 a.m. Central time Friday.
The Czechs are 2-1 in the tourney after losing 2-1 to Slovakia Thursday.
The team's final game is Saturday vs. Germany.