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The Next Wave: 2014 NTDP Evaluation Camp

The Next Wave: 2014 NTDP Evaluation Camp

By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) With players breaking program records and the team winning every international tournament they have participated in, the group of 1997-birth-year players has set the new standard for a team at the US National Team Development Program this season. The selection of players who will attempt to match their standard began Tuesday […]

2014 United States World Junior Review and 2015 Outlook

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2014 United States World Junior Review and 2015 Outlook

By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) If it is true history has a way of repeating itself, then the United States’ quarterfinal exit from the 2014 World Junior Championship should come as no surprise to tournament followers. In 2005, a year after winning the country’s first World Junior gold medal, the Americans finished 3-4-0 en route to […]

USA 2014 World Junior Preliminary Roster Predictions

USA 2014 World Junior Preliminary Roster Predictions

By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) With tomorrow’s USA Hockey preliminary roster announcement looming and training camp a mere 12 days away, the 2014 World Junior tournament has become a huge topic of discussion amongst prospect hockey followers. For the defending champions, this year’s United States World Junior team will look almost entirely different with only two […]

2014 USA World Junior Hockey: Defensemen and Goalie Outlook

2014 USA World Junior Hockey: Defensemen and Goalie Outlook

By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) With USA Hockey’s training camp for the 2014 World Junior Championship less than a month away, it is time to take a look at how the eligible players have fared through the first c to pleouple months of the season. There are many players still in contention for the US World […]

The Next Wave: Breaking Down American Defensemen

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The Next Wave: Breaking Down American Defensemen

By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) After an eighth place finish at the 1994 Winter Olympics, many USA Hockey fans would consider the year a forgettable one. Down the road, 1994 could be viewed as one of the most important years for USA Hockey. With the likes of Alex Galchenyuk and Seth Jones headlining the 1994-birth-years, many […]

The Next Wave: Ranking The Top NCAA Freshmen Classes

The Next Wave: Ranking The Top NCAA Freshmen Classes

  By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) Every summer much is made about the players who ditch college commitments for the Major Junior ranks. The fact of the matter is the vast majority of players who do make a commitment to a NCAA school follow through and step foot onto their desired campus in the fall. These […]

USA World Junior Championship Summer Evalation Camp Preview

USA World Junior Championship Summer Evalation Camp Preview

By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) While the 2014 World Junior Championship is a little more than four months away, the United States’ quest to defend their gold medal is set to get underway on Saturday. 44 players will gather in Lake Placid for USA Hockey’s annual Junior Evaluation Camp in what will be the starting point […]

College Hockey vs. Junior Hockey: Ditching a Commitment

By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) When at arenas scouting or talking hockey in general, I am often asked if I think it is right for a player to ditch a college commitment to join a major junior team. Truth is there no short answer to this question. If answer seekers have not tuned me out midway […]

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Regional Preview

By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) In terms of toughness, the Midwest Regional is hand in hand as tough as the deep Northeast Regional to get out of. It is uncommon to see a team that won a share of the strongest league’s title receive a four seed, but that is the case with St. Cloud who […]

NCAA Tournament: West Regional Preview

By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC) While the West Regional features four teams who received at large bids to this year’s tournament, there is no shortage of high end talent. Traditional hockey powers Minnesota and North Dakota combine for 29 NHL Draft picks and have the first and second most picks in the tournament which in itself […]

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