Sorry guys I've been sick I should have posted this Thursday morning. As you already know, 2009 Wisconsin defensive recruit Nick Pryor has agreed to do a little correspondence piece with us while he is in Russia for the U-18 World Championships. Nick will be updating us as they go through the tournament when he gets some free time. Here's Nicks update for us today. Thanks again Nick!
Nick Pryor, Team USA U-18, U-18 World Championships 4/10/2008
Yesterday (Wednesday) we finished up our last day of training camp in preparation for the start of the tournament. Today we woke up around 8 o'clock and went to the rink for about a 30 minute pre game skate, to prepare for our exhibition game tonight vs Denmark. Most of the other teams are getting here either today or tomorrow. We have had some time to walk around the city a little bit, the city is really big, but doesn't seem to be big enough for all of the people they have, as a lot of the streets and roads are very crowded. (I think roughly around 1 million is the population). There is a supermarket down the street a couple blocks where a lot of us have gone to pick up some snacks and Gatorade and stuff like that. The experience here so far has been really good and definitely something different than what we are use to, and were hoping that tonight we can start off on the right foot and get a good win before the tournament starts on Sunday. Again, Thanks for reading!
Nick Pryor, Team USA U-18, U-18 World Championships 4/11/2008
Last night we ended up beating Denmark by a final of 5-0. It was a good all around game by the team and it was a nice way to give us some confidence for the start of the tournament on Sunday when we play Switzerland. Everyone felt good about the game because it was a nice way to get back at it after we haven't had a game for about three weeks now. It was nice for me to get back into the swing of things and play a game, since i missed the last two weekends of the season with a rib injury. Today and tomorrow we are going to take it easy before things really start to speed up on Sunday with our first game. Thanks for reading!