Saturday, April 9, 2011

Jake McCabe checks in from Germany

2011 Wisconsin defensive recruit Jake McCabe has agreed to do a correspondence piece with us daily while he is in Germany for the IIHF U18 World Championships. Jake will be updating us as they go through the tournament when he gets some free time.

Right now the Americans are in the pre-tournament exhibition portion of their schedule. Jake was kind enough to check in after the American squad played Canada in their first exhibition game. Thanks again Jake.

Jake McCabe, Team USA U18, IIHF U18 World Championships 4/09/2011

"Hey guys, we got all settled in to Crimmitschau around noon on Thursday and we've been really happy with the accommodations we've gotten. The hotel and food has probably been the best we've had in our 2 years with the program which will make the 2 and a half weeks much easier.

We had our first exhibition match up against Canada today and lost 2-1. It was in Dresden which is about an hour away from where we're staying. It was tied up 1-1 after two and they took the lead in the 3rd with a PP goal. We played good but had too many penalties which ended up costing us.

We have another exhibition game on Monday against the Fins who have given us tough games all year. This loss is our 5th in a row so that's a big game for us to go into the tournament with confidence."

Team USA's Next Game: Monday vs Finland 12:30 PM CST (Exhibition)

Editors Note: Remember to check back for daily updates from Jake. Also, will be web casting all of Team USA's games while they are in Germany (for a small fee). Also, remember that McCabe isn't the only future Badger on the squad, 2012 forward recruit Nic Kerdiles is also on the roster.

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