Found December 23, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
It's a rough morning for Stefan Matteau and Brady Skjei as USA Hockey sends them home while 24 players head to Ufa, Russia for the 2013 World Junior Championship that starts Wednesday. They are awaiting medical clearance for one player before making their final cut on the blueline. If you've been paying attention, you'd know that I'm not surprised by either cut. I've been saying since Lake Pla...

US Juniors Mowed Down by Finland; Skjei Likely Cut

In today's final exhibition game before the World Junior Tournament begins, Team USA fell by a score of 5-1 behind three power play goals by Finland in the third period. Ranger prospect JT Miller was the top line center after sitting Thursday's game vs. Sweden. Chris Peters from the United States of Hockey had this not so encouraging report on JT Miller's performance...

Miller Named Alternate Captain of Team USA, Skjei Cut

Jake McCabe named captain of U.S. world junior team. Alternate captains: Cole Bardreau, Seth Jones, J.T. Miller and Jacob Trouba — James Mirtle (@mirtle) December 23, 2012 ...while being named alternate captain of the USA World Jr. team is nothing to sneeze at, when reports had Miller as a possible front runner for the captaincy there's got to be a little disappointment...

Wait until next year

Seth Jones (Portland Winterhawks) Team USA announced what will be their "almost" final roster for the 2013 World Under-20 Championships and Brady Skjei (NYR 2012 1st) was not on it. On the other hand J.T. Miller (NYR 2011 1st) did make the team and is expected to be named the captain. So of course there is going to be those who will automatically assume that Skjei is...

Todd Cordell: Devils Come Up Short Against Norfolk, Matteau Cut, Pietila Makes USA

The Albany Devils fell up short last night in overtime against the Norfolk Admirals. Here are some notes on that game as well as Stefan Matteau being cut from Team USA, as well as Blake Pietila making the team and what we can expect from him in the tournament. - The Devils lost their fourth consecutive game last night in heartbreaking fashion. They allowed Norfolk to tie the game...
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