Tuesday, April 12, 2011

McCabe World Championship Update

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 just wrapped up their pre-tournament exhibition portion of their schedule on Monday. Jake was kind enough to check in after the American squad played Finland in their final exhibition game. Thanks again Jake.

Jake McCabe, Team USA U18, IIHF U18 World Championships 4/12/2011

"Well we finally got that W we needed with a 4-2 win over the Fins last night. We've played them a few times over the past two years and they had some different guys and definitely were the best they've been. They scored their 2nd goal with about a minute left with an extra attacker and we had our 4th with one second left in the game.

We definitely played better today than against Canada but still had way too many penalties. We have an off day today and are going to do some bowling and have dinner in town. Tomorrow we go back to work with practice and getting ready to open up the tournament on Thursday against the Swiss."

Team USA's Next Game: Thursday vs Switzerland 12:30 PM CST

Editors Note: Remember to check back often for updates from Jake. Also, FastHockey.com 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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