Saturday, April 16, 2011

McCabe Checks In From Germany

2011 Wisconsin defense recruit Jake McCabe from Eau Claire has agreed to do a correspondence piece with us while he is in Crimmitschau, Germany representing the United States for the 2011 IIHF U18 World Championships. Jake will be updating us as the red, white, and blue chase their third straight U18 World Championship gold medal.

The Americans are just starting to get rolling and are now 2-0 in early round play. Jake was kind enough to check in after the American squad played Slovakia yesterday. Jake picked up a third period assist on a goal by Ryan Haggerty, his first point of the tournament. Thanks again Jake.

Jake McCabe, Team USA U18, IIHF U18 World Championships 4/16/2011

"Last night we had a much better effort in our 8-1 win over Slovakia. Our powerplay hasn't been producing lately but we had 6 PP goals last night and we need to continue to produce like that throughout the tournament with all the penalties that are called over here. We had the day off today and a lot of down time. We have the Russians tomorrow night which is a huge game for us. They're a whole new team since the last time we played them in February so it will be a great test for us. "

Team USA's Next Game: Sunday vs Russia 12:30 PM CST

Editors Note: Remember to check back often for 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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