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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 from the Rangers 2011 first rounder.
Meanwhile, in other news from Team USA camp, Brady Skjei (2012 - 1st) was officially cut.
With Skjei, it was a numbers game & its unfortunate because he was great in Lake Placid &, even since then, he's done so much to improve.
— Julie Robenhymer (@JulieRobenhymer) December 23, 2012
...not exactly the best day for the Rangers at Team USA camp. Hoping Skjei uses this as motivation to get better.
Miller and Team USA faces Germany in their first game on Thursday, December 27th
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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...
For the third in four years, a Wisconsin men's hockey player has been selected as the captain of the U.S. National Junior Team for the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Junior World Championships.
Sophomore defenseman Jake McCabe, a Wisconsin native, has been selected to captain this year's United States squad that will open up tournament play against Germany on...
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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...
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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...