Friday, December 25, 2015

WJCs begin with US vs. Canada--UPDATED

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships begin Saturday with Team USA facing Team Canada in a preliminary round game that will air on the NHL Network at 1 p.m. ET. Three current Terriers and one future one will be on the ice in that game: sophomore Brandon Fortunato, freshman Charlie McAvoy and 2016 recruit Chad Krys for the U.S. and sophomore Brandon Hickey for Canada.

Team USA's line-up for today.

A fourth Terrier, freshman Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson will skate for Sweden in its opener against Switzerland, airing on NHL Network at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. 

IIHF World Junior Championship home page, schedule and rosters
● USA Hockey World Junior Championships home page
NHL Network schedule
● SB Nation coverage of the WJCs
● previews: U.S., Canada, Sweden report

► Three players from the emerging San Diego area hockey hotbed, including sophomore Nik Olsson, are featured in a report in The Boston Globe

Looking back
Former BU All-American and Hobey Baker Award winner Jack Eichel returns to TD Garden Saturday night as the Bruins host Buffalo, his first visit since leading BU the Hockey East championship and the NCAA title game last Spring. The Sabres' top draft pick last June, he has a 9-7-16 scoring line for Buffalo. The Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont talked with the North Chelmsford, Mass., native about his assimlation into the NHL and also looked at some of his off-ice experiences as a teenager.
Buffalo News report 

After playing in Germany and Austria the past three-and-a-half seasons, former BU captain Pete MacArthur is back in North America. He’s signed on with the ECHL Adirondack Thunder. The Clifton Park, NY native, who had a 64-83-147 scoring line in four seasons at BU, earned second team All-American and first team All Hockey East honors in 2007-08 and was a member of BU’s 2006 Hockey East Tournament Championship team.
● Daily Gazette report
● Video (MacArthur scores first goal as BU beats BC for Jack Parker’s 700th win; 0:35)

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