2013 U18 WJC Video: Jack Eichel, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
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Jack Eichel - USA

Photo: Although this is Team USA forward Jack Eichel’s (#12) first appearance at the U18 WJC, he has represented his country at previous international tournaments (courtesy of Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Despite an opening game loss to Russia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, Team USA forward Jack Eichel's first U18 game was a memorable one. After all, how many 16-year-old's can say that they played their first U18 WJC game in front of a packed house that included the president from the host country?

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2013 U18 WJC Preview: USA going for fifth consecutive gold medal

by Radoslav Vavrina
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JT Compher - All-American Prospects Game

Photo: Team USA forward JT Compher has had a strong second half to his 2012-13 season, raising his stock for the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It's difficult to think that the United States might not be able to defend their title from the last year and go on to win their fifth gold medal in a row and eighth in the history of the Under-18 World Junior Championship.

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Beyond Tomorrow: MacInnis impressing with hard work

by Brian Fogarty
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Ryan MacInnis - Team USA

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2014 NHL Draft prospect Ryan MacInnis has made great strides in his game since the beginning of the 2012-13 season (courtesy of Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The first thing that most people notice about Ryan MacInnis is his size. Even just having turned 17 years old a couple of weeks ago, MacInnis already stands 6’3” and weighs 174 pounds. His size is imposing, even on a U.S. National Team Development Program team that is peppered with big bodies.

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Floridian Guertler making his mark in hockey country

by Tom Schreier
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Gabe Guertler - Fargo Force

Photo: Fargo Force forward and 2013 NHL Draft prospect Gabe Guertler will begin his NCAA career in the fall of this year at the University of Minnesota (courtesy of Mitch Highman/mJoy Photography)

Gabe Guertler is the first Floridian hockey player to commit to the University of Minnesota. Born and raised in Plantation, he grew up in South Florida near the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, home of the Florida Panthers, but says he spent most of his time underneath the sun.

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Yale coach a primary reason for Hayden’s interest in becoming a Bulldog

by Tom Schreier
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John Hayden - U.S. NTDP

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2013 NHL Draft prospect John Hayden has caught the eye of scouts with his power forward potential (courtesy of Tom Sorensen)

The name Yale typically brings to mind students in argyle sweaters walking to class on paved walkways with a spiral notebook in hand. Alumni of the university have gone on to be U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices and Academy Award winning actors. Samuel Morse and Eli Whitney call it their alma mater. Sinclair Lewis and Tom Wolfe do, as well.

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