Coming into the 2013 World Junior Championship, Team Germany knew that they would have their work cut out for them given their placement in a group that included Canada, Russia, and the USA. And the apprehension surrounding that placement appears to have been justified as the Germans have been outscored by those three opponents by a combined 24-3 in the first three games of the tournament.
One 2013 prospect competing for the Germans at this WJC is forward Frederik Tiffels, who this season is playing for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. Like most of his German teammates, Tiffels hasn't had the opportunity to produce any offense so far in this tournament; he has registered no points, and is a -6 after the three games.
Tiffels took some time after Germany's 7-0 loss to Russia to talk to Hockey's Future about what lies ahead for his country at the WJC, and about playing in the USHL.
You can follow Chapin Landvogt's tweets from the WJC via @csomichapin