Published on Dec 25, 2013
In the last four IIHF World Junior Championship tournaments, the USA has won gold twice and also a bronze medal - the most successful sequence of four years ever for the USA at the tournament. The approach every year must be adjusted to fir the talent pool you have to work with, but the expectation in the last few years hasn't wavered at all: The USA expects to compete for a gold medal in every tournament. The additional goal this year, as defending champions, is to become the first USA team ever to win back to back titles at the World Junior Championship. Paul Romanuk reports.