Author Archives: Chris Peters

About Chris Peters

Editor of The United States of Hockey. Contributor to, USA Hockey Magazine and more. Former USA Hockey PR guy. Current Iowan.

On Will Butcher signing with the Devils and the debate we’re still having about NCAA UFAs for some reason

Will Butcher, the most coveted in a class of former collegiate players who let their own draft rights lapse or were not signed by their drafting team, has signed a two-year deal with the New Jersey Devils. The Hobey Baker … Continue reading

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The many challenges of building the 2018 U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team roster

It was never going to be easy. No one would have argued that, given the NHL’s decision to keep players out of the 2018 Olympics. But building the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team roster is going to be far … Continue reading

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World Junior Summer Showcase Thoughts: Returnees, top prospects shine brightest

Coming into the year as the defending World Junior Champions is an enviable position, but the last eight years have shown just how hard it is to repeat. Since Canada’s run of five consecutive world titles, no team has won … Continue reading

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USA Hockey’s first step towards Olympics is a good one with Tony Granato, staff

The U.S. Men’s Olympic Team is going to look a lot different than what we’ve seen over the last 20 years at the Olympic Winter Games. It may take some getting used to for the fans, but if you love … Continue reading

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2017 World Juniors Wrap: Why this U.S. team was so special; player-by-player reviews

Embed from Getty Images Did that really happen? Did Team USA really go 7-0 at the World Junior Championship on the way to gold? Did they really beat their two biggest rivals twice in the same tournament? Did Troy Terry … Continue reading

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USA beats Canada in epic World Junior Championship Final: 5 takeaways from an all-time great WJC game

Embed from Getty Images Tyler Parsons turned aside all five Canadian shooters and Troy Terry did what Troy Terry does as the U.S. beat Canada 5-4 in one of the best World Junior Championship finals ever. The U.S. had to … Continue reading

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2017 WJC Gold-Medal Game Preview: USA vs. Canada — 4 things to know; to stream game live

Embed from Getty Images After a thrilling semifinal victory over Russia Wednesday, the U.S. National Junior Team faces yet another familiar foe and a bigger challenge as they’ll take on Canada for the gold medal at the 2017 World Junior … Continue reading

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2017 World Juniors: USA beats Russia in classic semifinal; 5 takeaways, Terry, Parsons play hero

Troy Terry’s name will be synonymous with a game that will go down as one of the greats at the IIHF World Junior Championship. He also has the distinction of lifting the U.S. National Junior Team to an accomplishment that they … Continue reading

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2017 World Juniors: USA vs. Russia Semifinal Preview — Learning from the past

For the fourth straight World Junior Championship, Russia stands in the way of the U.S. on their road to a fourth gold medal. Team USA will hope that history does not repeat itself Wednesday as they take on their biggest … Continue reading

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2017 World Juniors: USA beats Switzerland in tough quarterfinal; Greenway, Bracco, Parsons among standouts

Survive and advance. At this point of the World Junior Championship, that’s all that matters. With heavy emphasis on survival, the U.S. will count themselves lucky to be advancing. In a 3-2 win, the U.S. can’t be at all happy with … Continue reading

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