Over the course of the next seven days, 39 guys will compete for a chance to make the first cut of the US World Jr team, including 4 current/former Eagles. Representing the current Eagle squad are forwards Jeremy Bracco, Alex Tuch, and Colin White. Noah Hanifin is expected to lead the team's defensive core. Last year, Tuch and Hanifin joined Miles Wood, Ian McCoshen, and Thatcher Demko for one of hockey's best annual tournaments but unfortunately, the US bowed out early. Of course, Tuch and Hanifin are shoe-ins to play again this year but I think there is a high possibility of Bracco and White joining them in December. In fact, Bracco was the last cut a year ago while White did not try out due to injuries.
As expected, Bracco was asked about his plans for next year immediately after he was made available to the media and his response was as solid as BC fans could have hoped for-
It was already set in stone but the more assurance the better, especially after last summer.
Good luck to Noah, Alex, Jeremy, and Colin this week.