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YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS  at BLOOMINGTON THUNDER 
The teams each scored within the first 62 seconds of the game. Bloomington's Ben Mirageas tallied the first goal of his USHL career 27 seconds into the first period, but Evan Wisocky's fifth goal of the season evened the score just 35 seconds later. The game remained a 1-1 tie until early in the middle frame, when Chase Gresock gave the Phantoms a 2-1 lead. Less than one minute later, Mitchell Chaffee tied the game again with his seventh tally of the year. Youngstown retook the lead with just under two minutes to play in the second with Nicolas Werbik's 14th goal of the season, which was tied for the team lead. Early in the third, Ethan Somoza made it a 3-3 game, and the score remained tied until Werbik scored his second of the game and team-leading 15th of the season to give the Phantoms the 4-3 win. Michael Karow dished out three assists, and Ivan Kulabkov stopped 21 of 24 shots to move Youngstown into sole possession of third place in the Eastern Conference.
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.