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04-29-2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by NHL Fanatic View Post
Majority of these guys have been playing together for almost the past 2 years. This is the biggest tournament for USA hockey, as opposed to us who consider the Ivan Hlinka as our biggest one for U18.
Good point, Now I haven't read anything in this thread recently so apologies if this got brought up. But I am glad you pointed out that basically at the Ivan Hlinka, the US sends a squad that is really no where near indicative of their strength at the Under 18 level. All props go to Canada, but just remember to look at the U.S. roster at this summers U-18, half of it is high school players that havent played in the Development program which plays against USHL and NCAA College teams. A few major Junior kids as well, but we don't send our Development program to this tournament, Canada gets to send it's best.

Canada had a great team at this years under 18, props to them, they played very well. They deserved to win; played one heck of a tournament and by far had the best goaltending.

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