Category Archives: World U18 Championship

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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2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship Team USA Preview

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will look to improve on its silver medal finish at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship this year, while continuing a medal streak that dates back to 2004. The World Under-18 Championship will be held in … Continue reading

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2013 NHL Draft: World Under-18 Championship Player Reports Part I: Team USA

The 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship is now more than a week in the rearview mirror, but the performances are still being dissected in scout meetings across the National Hockey League. With the NHL Draft just under two months away … Continue reading

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2013 IIHF World U18 Championship: USA vs. Canada — Gold-Medal Game Preview

I’m not sure there’s a better phrase in hockey than “USA versus Canada.” Sure, “Game 7” is kind of a big one, but USA versus Canada today is kind of like a Game 7. One game remains at the World … Continue reading

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Tim Taylor: Coach, Teacher, Friend… USA Hockey Legend

Sometimes in life we get lucky. Every now and again, we’ll meet a person that impacts our lives in ways they, or perhaps even we, may not even realize. For so many people involved in hockey in the United States, … Continue reading

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2013 IIHF World U18 Championship: USA Outlasts Russia in Shootout, Advances to Gold-Medal Game

The Drive for Five is still alive as Team USA came from behind and bested Russia in a shootout to advance to the gold-medal game a the 2013 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship. Friday night’s contest between the U.S. and … Continue reading

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