PRACTICE DAY FOR TEAM USA
After last night's 6-1 victory, the U.S. hit the ice today from 10:15-11:15 a.m. ET at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the official practice facility of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies. Players dressed at the Air Canada Centre before busing over to the MasterCard Centre. Practice lasted about a half an hour before culminating in small area games.
AFTERNOON TO BE DETERMINED
Given an upcoming set of back-to-back games against Slovakia (Dec. 28) and Russia (Dec. 29), the players will be staying close to the hotel for the remainder of the day. Some may venture out with family, but given the amenities available to them in the hotel, many will choose to stay together as a group before a team meeting and dinner in the evening.
LOOKING AHEAD: SLOVAKIA, DEC. 28, 7:30 P.M. ET
Tomorrow, Team USA (1-0-0-0) faces Slovakia for its second preliminary round game in Group B play of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship here in Toronto. Puck drop is set for 3:30pm ET and will be televised in the U.S. live on NHL Network.