Category Archives: World Junior Championship

Mark Osiecki named head coach of 2015 U.S. National Junior Team

Mark Osiecki has been named head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, USA Hockey announced today. The former Ohio State head coach has been an assistant on each of the last three … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship Postmortem: Assessing Team USA’s Defense and Goaltending

After taking a look at the U.S. National Junior Team as a whole and detailing the play of the forwards, it’s time to close the book on the 2014 World Juniors with the final looks at Team USA’s defense and … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship Postmortem: Assessing Team USA’s Forwards

After taking a look at the team as a whole and examining how everything happened and what we can learn from it, there’s a far simpler task ahead. It’s time to look at how the individuals performed under the bright lights … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship Postmortem: Assessing Team USA’s Tournament

The U.S. National Junior Team saw their World Junior Championship come to an end far sooner than they could have expected it to in 2014. After starting with three sound wins over weaker opponents, the U.S. suffered back-to-back losses to … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: USA vs. Russia Recap

The U.S. played with fire too much and got burned. Now their World Junior Championship is over. Team USA fell to Russia 5-3 in the quarterfinals in Malmo today. A pair of 5-on-3 power-play goals in the second period made … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: USA vs. Canada Recap

The game certainly lived up to the hype as USA and Canada played another one-goal game on New Year’s Eve. Canada earned the 3-2 win thanks to a strong second half of the game after the U.S. clearly dominated the … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: USA vs. Canada Preview

This is the match-up you hope to see in every World Junior Championship. The history between the two rivals, particularly in the last decade has made this must-see TV for any hockey fan. You never know how it’s going to … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: USA vs. Germany Recap

Games like Sunday’s are always tough. The U.S. knew it was going to roll over Germany, and of course they did, winning 8-0. Team USA is now 3-0-0-0 and is guaranteed to head into Tuesday’s game against Canada as the … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: USA vs. Germany Preview

The U.S. National Junior Team comes into Sunday’s action as the top dog in Group A. With Canada’s shocking 5-4 shootout loss to the Czech Republic Saturday, Team USA sits atop the Group A standings as the only perfect team. … Continue reading

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship: USA vs. Slovakia Recap

The U.S. National Junior Team came into their second game as heavy favorites over Slovakia. At times they certainly looked like it, but a lack of consistency and discipline throughout the contest made the game tougher than it needed to … Continue reading

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