MONCTON, New Brunswick - The U.S. National Junior Team made a strong showing at the IIHF World Juniors Championship in Halifax, Canada, ultimately bringing home a bronze medal. Atlantic Affiliate alumni Tyler Boucher, Kenny Connors, and Samuel Lipkin played key roles in the team's success.
Boucher had a standout moment in the team's game against Slovakia, scoring a crucial goal that helped secure the win. Connors also shined throughout the tournament, scoring goals in the team's games against Sweden and Germany. He was named player of the game in the semifinals against Canada. Lipkin contributed to the team's success with several assists.
These three players have developed and grown as a team since their 14U days when they played together in the Atlantic Affiliate. Their impressive performance at the IIHF World Junior Championship is a testament to their hard work and dedication to the sport, as well as the affiliate’s ability to cultivate high-performing talent.