Photo: Connecticut Whale forward and New York Rangers prospect J.T. Miller, along with his Team USA teammates, has found it difficult to generate offense against the stronger clubs at the 2013 WJC (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Team USA hasn't played badly at the 2013 World Junior Championship, but they find themselves in a must-win situation heading into their final game of the preliminary round. The need for a win over Slovakia, a team that has played some good hockey at this WJC, has come about because of today's close but hard-fought loss against Canada.
Photo: Goaltender Jacob Markstrom, shown here playing for the parent Florida Panthers, has been hot of late while leading the surging San Antonio Rampage of the AHL (courtesy of Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that San Antonio Rampage goaltender Jacob Markstrom has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 9, 2012.
Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward and New York Islanders prospect Ryan Strome (#18) went on an offensive tear in November, which elevated teammate and Dallas Stars prospect, Brett Ritchie (#20) (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)
This one was almost a no-brainer.
Ryan Strome’s phenomenal performance in the month made him the easy selection as the Hockey’s Future Prospect of the Month for November.
Photo: Jokerit forward Steve Moses, shown here playing for his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire, has produced some offense in his first year in Finland's top league (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)
Forward Steve Moses is in his first year of pro hockey with Jokerit in Finland's SM-Liiga. He is currently the second-leading scorer for Jokerit behind veteran Ilari Filppula. Moses played for the AHL's Connecticut Whale at the end of last season after completing his college career at the University of New Hampshire.
Photo: Despite the NHL lockout, Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall is in action this season with that team's AHL farm club, the Oklahoma City Barons (courtesy of Terry Lee/Icon SMI)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Oklahoma City Barons left wing Taylor Hall has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 25, 2012.