As you probably know by now, four Eagles: Ian McCoshen, Steven Santini, Ryan Fitzgerald, and Thatcher Demko, along with Coach Brown, will be representing the United States in Malmo, Sweden later this month is the World Jr Championships. Today, practice got underway @ the University of Minnesota's Mariucci Arena. The head coach of the team is Don Lucia of Minnesota. Honestly, I don't know much about how good of a chance each of these guys has of making it but I'd say each one has a pretty solid chance of at least traveling to Sweden to play in the scrimmages. I'm not a huge fan of people who want these kids to be cut and come home for the Holiday tournament in Pittsburgh or the Frozen Fenway game vs Notre Dame (who also has two guys playing). These kids have a chance to represent this school on a world scale and potentially create even more roads in their hockey careers. I'm not worried about the affects it will have on this particular club. Guys are just going to have to step up. Plain and simple.
Anyways, good luck Thatcher, Ryan, Ian, Steven, and Coach Brown. Go win a gold medal.