The United States stopped Canada 5-1 Thursday in the World Junior Championships semifinals in Ufa, Russia. The Americans face Sweden in Saturday’s 7 a.m. final on the NHL Network. Sweden advanced with a shootout win over Russia.
Also YouTube game video highlights here.
USA Hockey has a recap here.
Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin noted this week that his team is still a work in progress after the first half of the season. A News Tribune story is here.
In college hockey, U.S. College Hockey Online looks toward the second half of the WCHA season in a story here.
UMD Duluth recruit Blake Heinrich, a Sioux City defenseman, is among 40 players chosen for USHL-NHL Top Prospects game Jan. 23 at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Mich. an update is here.