A trio of future Terriers combined to score all six goals in the NTDP U18s’ 6-4 win against Youngstown in Team USA’s regular-season opener. Left wing Kieffer Bellows, who was USHL Rookie of the Year with Sioux Falls last season, notched a hat trick, including the game’s first goal and the game-winner on a third-period power play.
Center Clayton Keller (photo), who led the U17s in scoring last season, scored twice and assisted on Bellows’ first two scores. Blueliner Chad Krys had a first-period goal and a helper on the game-winner. Bellows assisted on an empty-netter to complete a four-point night. A fourth BU 2016 recruit, goalie Jake Oettinger, stopped 18 Phantoms’ shots.
►Bellows earned the USHL's CCM Forward of the Week honors for his four-point performance.
Keller to Bellows... @USAHockeyNTDP is going to enjoy this duo all season #USHL pic.twitter.com/M4OqepWWDX— USHL (@USHL) September 27, 2015
U16 national W over NJ Freeze 7-0 to go 3-0 @ BJB Shootout led by @Pellegrino_17 (2)G and @jackdebo91 (1)G 2A. #BowWow— Yale Midget Hockey (@YaleMidgetHky) September 26, 2015