Originally posted on Madtown Badgers  |  Last updated 1/5/13
There's just something about the University of Wisconsin being in a position of authority for Team USA at the World Junior Championships and in 2013 Jake McCabe captained the squad as they defeated Sweden 3-1 to win the 3rd IIHF World Junior Championship's for the United States of America and the 3rd for a UW player or coach at the helm of the squad. McCabe became the 2nd Badger to captain a gold medal winning side, joining Derek Stepan in 2010. Head Coach Mike Eaves also has an IIHF World Juniors gold medal as he coached the 2004 team to the championship.  He played well in defense in the gold medal match, but it was Rocco Grimaldi, the littlest guy on the ice, that came up the biggest for Team USA as he netted a pair of great goals, including a redirect for the game winner, on the way to the gold medal win.  Overall in the tournament McCabe had a good showing. He scored 3 goals and had 3 assists for 6 points, putting him tied for 3rd most points on the team. Nothing co...
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