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TEAM USA (U17)  at SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE 
Colin Swoyer scored two goals to lead the Sioux Falls Stampede to a convincing 6-1 victory over Team USA at the PREMIER Center. Jack Doremus and AJ Villella scored 14 seconds apart in the first period to give the Stampede a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. Swoyer, Nolan Walker and Max Johnson built the lead to 5-0 through two periods of play, and Swoyer found the back of the net for the second time in the game in the third period. Jonathan Gruden picked up the lone goal for Team USA. Villella (1G, 1A), Swoyer (2G, 0A), Johnson (1G, 1A), Walker (1G, 2A) and Austin Albrecht (0G, 2A) all tallied multiple points, and Jeremy Swayman earned his third victory of the season with a 31-save performance.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.