Breaking down Team USA's top prospects
December, 17, 2012
By Corey Pronman | ESPN.com
Cal Sport MediaRocco Grimaldi brings an outsized skill set to Team USA.The International Ice Hockey Federation's Under-20 World Championship, known commonly as the World Juniors Championship, will take place this season in Ufa, Russia and may have a larger surplus of talent than usual due to the NHL lockout. Players who may have otherwise been in the NHL, such as Montreal's Alex Galchenyuk, may now take part in the tournament.
Team USA doesn't possess the most talented roster heading into the tournament, but they're in the second tier and have a good chance to compete and medal. In case you're interested in catching the action, Team USA's start times in the round robin are: 9 a.m. (EST), 9 a.m., 4:30 a.m. (vs. Canada), and 5 a.m. Set your alarm clocks!