Nobody likes Mondays, but everybody loves links. Here’s some of the latest news about the World Juniors:
Just a reminder: Team USA’s final roster will be unveiled on USA Hockey’s Facebook page. So you might want to “Like” it.
Sounds like the city of Buffalo is ready to welcome the world. My favorite line? “It’s the NCAAs, for 11 days, with beer.” — Buffalo News
Mike Morreale has always done a great job with World Juniors and prospect coverage for NHL.com. Here’s his latest piece about NCAA rivals putting on the same jersey for once. — NHL.com
You can also follow Mike on Twitter @mike_morreale
Here’s a quick round up of some of today’s WJC news. It appears that Norway, Germany and Sweden are all missing a significant amount of equipment. — TSN.ca
It wasn’t a surprise to see that Ryan Ellis, the only player on Team Canada’s roster that has won gold at the WJC, was named the team captain yesterday. — Windsor Star
Want any more proof that the World Juniors is kind of a big deal in Canada? Here’s an article about the worry that the WJC will deliver a blow to ratings for new TV shows up north. — Toronto Star
The IIHF often has features and updates throughout the week leading up to the World Juniors. The IIHF site also is your one-stop shop for stats and schedules. Check out its WJC page. — IIHF.com
Lastly, sick of hearing about how the Canadians are going to have more fans in our country than we will at the games? Buy tickets. — Buffalo’s WJC site.
That’s it for the links today. We’ll try and keep an eye on any other interesting stories or useful sites throughout the week leading up to the WJC.