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Buffalo Sabres Prospect Jake McCabe to Captain USA in World Juniors

December 26th, 2012 at 2:00 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

Buffalo Sabres prospect Jake McCabe will wear the captain's C when Team USA opens the World Junior Championships Thursday in Russia.

McCabe was a second-round pick out of Wisconsin in June. The sophomore defenseman has two goals and seven assists in 16 games for the Badgers this season. He will be coached by former Sabres defenseman Phil Housley.

 

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The United States faces off Thursday morning in Ufa against Germany. The tournament features teams from 10 nations: the United States, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. The championship game takes place Jan. 5.

Here is Team USA's schedule. Games will be shown live and replayed on the NHL Network and NHL.com. All times are Eastern.

DATEGAME TIMEOPPONENTREPLAY TIME
Dec. 269 a.m.Germany8 p.m.
Dec. 289 a.m.Russia8 p.m.
Dec. 304:30 a.m.Canada8 p.m.
Dec. 315 a.m.Slovakia8 p.m.
Jan. 24 a.m.Quarterfinal one5:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 a.m.Quarterfinal two8 p.m.
Jan. 34 a.m.Semifinal one5:30 p.m.
Jan. 38 a.m.Semifinal two8 p.m.
Jan. 54 a.m.Bronze medal game5:30 p.m.
Jan. 58 a.m.Gold medal game8 p.m.

 

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