Landon Slaggert scored with 2 minutes, 43 seconds remaining as the United States Under-18 team beat the Gophers men's hockey team 2-1 in an exhibition Friday night at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
Slaggert, a Notre Dame recruit, scored on a rush after Thomas Bordeleau fed him the puck following a Gophers turnover in the neutral zone.
Bordeleau scored the Under-18 team's other goal at the 6:45 mark of the second period, coming on a breakaway following a long pass from Luke Tuch.
The Gophers tied it at 1-1 12:20 into the third period on a goal from Scott Reedy, who spent three seasons playing for the United States National Team Development Program.
Justen Close made 14 saves for the Gophers. U18 goalie Drew Commesso made 21 saves.
The U18 roster includes defenseman Brock Faber of Maple Grove. He has signed to join the Gophers this fall.