The World Juniors tournament have become more and more popular over the years.
Not only is it fun to watch new and upcoming prospects, but it’s a great way to learn about the prospects your team has. Fans can learn their style of play and how much they can impact a team.
The New York Rangers had their own prospects take part in the World Juniors and it was a great opportunity for fans to see the future of this team.
On Tuesday night, the World Juniors held its Championship game with Canada against the United States. This game was highly anticipated as any game with Canada and the United States playing has been exciting.
The United States won the Gold as the team beat Canada 2-0. The New York Rangers had two prospects playing for the United States, Brett Berard, and Hunter Skinner. The Rangers also had two prospects playing for Canada, Braden Schneider and Dylan Garand.
Schneider played a huge role in Canada making it to the finals. Schneider played great both offensively and defensively. Schneider also scored in the game over Russia that brought Canada to the Gold medal game. Garand was Canada’s backup goaltender.
Berard was one of the USA’s top players. Berard registered one goal and four assists in six games. Berard originally started out as a player who wasn’t sure if he’d make it into the lineup. Now that the World Juniors is over it is known that the right decision was to keep him.
Hunter Skinner only played one game throughout the tournament and only played a little over one minute so there wasn’t too much of an impact from him.
The Rangers have a bright future ahead of them, but now it’s time to focus on who the team has now as the season is approaching.
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