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 4/21/2008
Well here we go, USA vs Russia in the semifinals. I don't know how much more we could ask for, especially playing in front of a packed house of about 10,000 Russian fans. We play them tonight at 7, and the other game Sweden vs Canada is at 3 I believe. Today we woke up around 9 and went over to the rink around 10 and got a good stretch in and just did some recovering at the rink from our game last night. Last night vs Germany we played ok, not our best, and we all know in order to get a win tonight were gonna have to be on our A game. We have a game plan in place, the same game plan that everyone uses to beat the Russians. It is gonna be a huge first period of the game to try and take the crowd out of the game and be all over em. I am really confident in all of the guys because we have been working for this for 2 years now in Ann Arbor and everyone wants it so bad that we will do anything to come out on top tonight. Thanks for reading! Hopefully Ill be able to post again soon saying were playing in the Gold Medal game Wednesday night. GO USA!
Here are the links to Nick's other updates so far:
Nick Pryor #1
Nick Pryor #2
Nick Pryor #3, & #4
Nick Pryor #5
Nick Pryor #6
Nick Pryor #7
Nick, I think I speak for the rest of America in saying, "Beat those commie bastards!"