CORNWALL, Ontario – For many of the boys in the Team USA locker room at the World Juniors A Challenge, this is their first international experience playing in the red, white and blue.
That doesn’t sit well with Mac Swanson. The Fargo Force forward played in the Five Nations tournament earlier this year. Swanson is the youngest in the dressing room at 16 for Cornwall, but that doesn’t faze him in the slightest.
Swanson leads USHL rookies with 23 points in 20 games (7-16-23).
Kelly Hinseth sits down with Swanson to talk about the possibility of playing for Team USA.
Jacob Fowler hits 15 shots in 3-0 win
Shipski is making his Team USA debut at the World Junior Challenge this week.
The Omaha Lancers forward put on a show at The Tourney last March and is now getting his first taste of the international game.
Moorhead’s Gavin Lindberg scored, but the Americans went 1-for-8 on the power play in their tournament-opening loss.
Rinzel, of the Minnesota Gophers, said it would be “unbelievable” to bring home the gold.
Andover native Garrett Shifsky for the Waterloo Black Hawks had a pair of goals to lead the Americans to victory in their lone pre-tournament exhibition game.
Team USA will take on our neighbors from the north in games in Las Vegas and Southern California later this month. As a result, the Gophers won’t miss any college games.
21 players from the USHL will participate. The tournament will be held December 11-18 in Cornwall, Ontario.
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