I’m posting the bulk of a comment by coach here because he’s alerted me to a tournament I’m not familiar with:
Im not sure if you know yet, but your US u-17 team won bronze today against Canada-West in the World under 17 hockey challenge. Continue reading
There were a few times when the US was scrambling, but over all they were controlled and controlling the game.
I think the Czech team played a lot better against us than they did Canada. I haven’t seen any of the buildup games before the weekend, but the Czechs looked mentally beaten and, I thought, gave up early in the Canada game. In the Czech/USA game, they were digging deep rather than giving up the ghost. For the Czechs, it was either start playing, or go home. I don’t know if they’re mathematically alive for the next round, but at least they have something to build upon by coming back and threatening in that game. Continue reading