Team USA's U17 team took second place at the Five Nations Cup after falling to the Czech Republic in the final game of the tournament. Steven Whitney was Team USA's top goal scorer. It also sounded like a nice tournament for Minnesotan high schoolers, including Blake's Josh Birkholz, St. Thomas Academy's Ryan Walters, and Edina's Zach Budish.
Lake Superior recruited a defenseman named Kitzmiller. I wonder if he shops at the Lumbar Yard and swims in the East River? Perhaps the Lakers will also be interested in Todd Gack. I think he's Dutch.
Chris Heisenberg lists KJ Tiefenwerth as committing to Boston College. Tiefenwerth is considered one of the better '92 born players in the country. He was also considering some other eastern schools, but chose the Eagles.
Former Yale coach Tim Taylor will be coaching with the NTDP. Taylor was one of the most outspoken critics of kids choosing colleges early, so it is kind of interesting to see him at a program where kids choose their college extremely early.
Michigan native RJ Mahalak signed with the Plymouth Whalers.