2013 Showcase Schedule and Results
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The 11th Annual Elite Prospects Showcase & "Futures" Showcase is by invitation only to ensure the top players at each age level respectively.
This event features the top prospects in minor hockey many whom have gone onto the NHL, NCAA, Major Junior A, and United States National Team Development Program (US-NTDP), more than any other event in North America. The Elite Prospects Showcase is a "Who's Who of Youth Hockey." stated former NHL'er Ray Ferraro. "When you look at our Alumni with Kane &Toews ( Chicago 2010), Seguin (Boston 2011) and Doughty & King (LA 2012) winning the Stanley Cup very early in their careers. Since 2007 4 out of the past 6 years Elite Prospects had the #1 Overall Pick in the NHL Entry Draft with Kane 2007, Tavares 2009, Hall 2010 and Nugent-Hopkins 2011 and to think just a few years back these kids were playing in this event is unbelievable" said Showcase Director Don Harkins. If you want to play with and against the top players in your age group in North America this is definitely the EVENT to participate in.
For more information on the Elite Prospects Showcase, contact director Don Harkins at email@example.com
UFA, Russia – The U.S. National Junior Team defeated Sweden, 3-1, here tonight to capture the gold medal at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship at the Ufa Arena. It is the third time in four years the United States has earned a medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship, two of those gold.
"I couldn't be more proud of our players and staff," said Phil Housley, head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team. "And I'm also really happy for hockey fans in our country. This was a total team effort throughout the tournament. It was a very difficult challenge tonight against an excellent Swedish team. We had a terrific experience here and I'd like to thank the Russian Hockey Federation for being an excellent host."
People often talk about the value of NHL bloodlines in young hockey players, but not a lot is said about those of basketball players.
This is from Patrick Kane, on the NHL's lockout of players: "One side is going to have to give (some) for the other one to. We just want to be playing hockey. As fun as it is to sit on the couch all day at home and do nothing, it starts getting boring after a while."