Category Archives: World Junior Championships

American Icon: U.S. Thrashes Canada in WJC Medal Round Play

If you awoke real early this morning to follow semifinal play at the World Juniors, you were rewarded — another magical moment for American hockey: A trouncing of Canada by the Red, White and Blue, 5-1! And yes, it was every … Continue reading

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A Midseason Moment Meriting Deep and Poignant Reflection

General Manager George McPhee met with media at Kettler Capitals late this week, in a bit of a State of the Capitals Union address. He shared significant reflections on notable topics, including the conspicuously terrific play of Capitals’ prospects at … Continue reading

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An Old Friend, Big-Time Impressed by a Caps’ Prospect

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A Poignant and Succinct Social Media Summary of an Upset

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Winter Classic 2011: A Mother’s Dream Is Realized

Two years ago, John Carlson’s mother, Angela, teared up watching Patrick Kane take the ice for the Chicago Blackhawks in the Winter Classic. John and Kane had the same billeted family when they were playing hockey in London, and Angela remembered reflecting on how excited Kane’s parents must be to watch their son play in the Classic. Continue reading

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Costly Opening Win for the Americans at the WJC

The Americans came loaded for bear at the 2011 World Juniors. One game in — a 3-2 overtime triumph over Finland — they may have difficulty emerging out of the semifinals because of two costly injuries. Conventional wisdom was that … Continue reading

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