Sunday, April 20, 2008

Nick Pryor Update: It's now or never

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 Nick's update for us today. Thanks again Nick!

Nick Pryor, Team USA U-18, U-18 World Championships 4/20/2008

Hey everyone ill give you a quick post here to let you know whats going on. Two nights ago we beat Finland 4-3 in a very close game that basically came right down to the final buzzer. We ended up finishing second in our pool behind Sweden, so now we cross over and play the third seed tonight in the other pool, Germany. We don't know too much about Germany, but what we do know is that the last time a U.S team played a German team at an IIHF junior tournament, the Germans beat the U.S. in the World Juniors two years ago so that just tells us that we have to come even more prepared and focused than any other game that we have played. If we win, we will advance on to the semifinals and play Russia tomorrow night. The other game that will be played today is Canada vs. Finland and the winner of that game will go on to play Sweden tomorrow in the semis. We have just been laying low at the hotel, eating a lot, doing a lot of stretching and recovering and just getting ready for the last games of what most of us have worked for for two years in Ann Arbor. In order to play in the Bronze medal game, or Gold medal game we have to play 3 games in 4 days so all the rest, and recovery is needed as much as we can get it. Thanks again for reading! GO USA