Category Archives: World Junior Championship

2019 World Juniors: Team USA silver medal postmortem; Player-by-player analysis

It’s a little later than I would have liked to get this story up, but a late-tournament illness knocked me out of commission and the recovery took a little longer than I expected. Finally back on my feet, with a … Continue reading

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2019 World Junior Championship: Assessing Team USA ahead of the quarterfinal

VANCOUVER — The U.S. finished preliminary play with a 3-0-1-0 record, beating Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Finland, while dropping a thriller against Sweden. Through four games, it’s still hard to get a read on this U.S. team. They have only just … Continue reading

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2019 World Juniors: Recap and analysis of USA’s insane comeback, OT loss to Sweden

It’s always a better end to the story when the team that makes the miraculous comeback also wins the game. That wasn’t meant to be for the U.S. that recovered from an astonishingly poor performance through the first 50 minutes … Continue reading

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2019 Team USA World Junior Championship Roster: Team set after six cuts

The U.S. National Junior Team was finalized Sunday ahead of the 2019 World Junior Championship set to begin Dec. 26. The U.S. roster features 23 players — 13 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders. All of the five returning players … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye…

As a noted procrastinator who utilizes the stress and anxiety of a tight deadline to focus and tighten his writing, and as someone who so often said on this very website that this piece would come at this time only to … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Goaltender John Gibson

#489376413 / gettyimages.com On a chilly November evening in front of 200 or 300 spectators at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, John Gibson flipped a switch. The Pittsburgh native had been at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for less … Continue reading

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Jack Eichel: The American Prospect Everyone is Talking About

Jack Eichel is early. The often large spotlight cast on the NHL Draft this time of year seems a bit dim, as if conserving energy for what’s to come. Even two months away from the day every prospect dreams about, … Continue reading

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