Friday, April 17, 2009

Ramage: USA To Face Canada In Semi-Finals Friday

2009 Wisconsin defensive recruit John Ramage has agreed to do a little correspondence piece with us while he is in Fargo, ND for the IIHF U18 World Championships. John will be updating us as they go through the tournament when he gets some free time. Right now the Americans are 4-1 in the tournament. Late last night John was kind enough to check in after the American squad played in a quarter final game against the Czech Republic. Thanks again John!

John Ramage, Team USA U18, IIHF U18 World Championships 4/16/2009

We won our quarterfinal game against the Czech Republic tonight. The guys really came out and battled hard. We scored pretty early in the game and kept up the pressure all game. We ended up winning 6-2. Tomorrow we play the Canadians in the semi finals. This should be a huge test for our team but we are definitely ready for the challenge.-John Ramage

In case you were wondering, so far in the tournament Ramage has 1 point, an assist to go along with 2 PIM and a plus/minus rating of +5.

Other scores from the tournament Thursday:
Sweden 1, Russia 4
Canda and Finland, auto byes to the semi-finals

Semi Final match ups Friday:
Russia vs Finland, 4:00 PM
USA vs Canada, 7:30 PM

Check back in for updates, especially on days after games. Thanks again John for doing this. GO USA!

Team USA's next game: Friday, 7:30 PM vs Canada