5 FUN THINGS TO WATCH FOR: TEAM NORTH AMERICA

Lowetide
September 14 2016 07:00AM

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Some may not want to admit it, but the top team (in terms of interest) at the World Cup of Hockey is Team North America. Armed with a bunch of kids who only recently were playing video games until 2am in someone's basement on New Year's Eve, these young hockey players are fast and furious. Here are five things (plus a little more) we can all look forward to from the young guns.

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5 fun things to look for from Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey

Sam Blazer
September 13 2016 11:59AM

Team USA is coming in with a plan for the World Cup of Hockey. 

It may not be a very good plan but it is, indeed, a plan. 

Coach John Tortorella doesn't care how his team wins as long as it happens. 

If you are a fan of Team USA, that has to give you a special tingle down your spine. Sure, he may take patriotism to an uncomfortable level... but by the same token it adds a level of stakes that shouldn't be associated with an exhibition tournament. 

The NHL has to absolutely love it.

As the tournament begins on Wednesday, I want to take a look at the five fun storylines to watch for from Team USA.

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Winnipeg Jets announce Rookie Camp Roster

Garret Hohl
September 13 2016 11:51AM

The Winnipeg Jets announced today the roster for the 2016 Young Stars Classic. The tournament takes place September 16 to 19 in Penticton, BC. The Jets have been used as the rookie camp since the inaugural 2011-12 season.

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5 fun things to look for from Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey

Ari Yanover
September 12 2016 11:08AM

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Hey, guess what - the World Cup is almost upon us! And by that, I mean the games that actually mean something in-tournament. Exhibition games for a preseason tournament is fun and all, but it makes for better competition when the results actually count, when winning a game actually means something beyond pride.

The tournament officially kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 17. The night game on Day 1 will feature Team Canada taking on Team Czech Republic. And hey, we here at the Nation Network cover mostly Canadian-based teams, so it stands to reason that a fair number of us are Canadian and will be rooting for the Canadian men's national team. So let's take a look at just what we've got to look forward to when it comes to the team representing our home and native land.

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