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Mac Swanson rising to the occasion as youngest in World Junior A locker room

USHL's top rookie so far playing for Fargo, Swanson is already an international tourney veteran

Cornwall, Ont-2022-12-09 -Exhibition 3 - Canada East vs USA duri
Team USA's Mac Swanson (8), along with Jake Livanavage (7) and Garrett Brown (5), skates in to join Cole Knuble (22) during their 6-1 victory over Canada East in the World Junior A Challenge pre-tournament game Dec. 9 in Cornwall, Ontario.
Contributed / Robert Lefebvre / Hockey Canada Images

CORNWALL, Ontario — For a lot of guys in Team USA’s locker room at the World Juniors A Challenge, this is their first international experience playing in the red, white and blue.

That’s not true for Mac Swanson . The Fargo Force forward played in the Five Nations tournament earlier this year. Swanson is the youngest in the locker room at age 16 this go-around in Cornwall, but that’s not intimidating him one bit.

Swanson leads USHL rookies in scoring with 23 points (7-16-23) in 20 games.

Kelly Hinseth sits down with Swanson to talk about the opportunity to play for Team USA.

A rep from Minnesota Sports and Events traveled to Canada for the 2023 World Juniors to see what the fuss is all about, and they plan to bid on bringing the 2026 tournament to the State of Hockey.
The Americans technically had their worst finish in tournament history, but they'll still be coming home with a bronze medal after a 5-0 win to Finland.
Sweden pulled off a 2-1 win over the Americans to advance to the gold-medal game. It's the first time in history that Team USA will not play for gold.
Team Canada was without captain Jocelyn Amos (not dressed) and leading scorer Alex Law (suspended) in the rivalry game at the U18 Women's Worlds
Joy Dunne, who trains with East Alton's Elite Hockey School, is a member of the United States Under-18 Women's World Championships team that's playing in Östersund, Sweden.
Shattuck-St. Mary's forward and Wisconsin commit Maggie Scannell netted three unassisted goals for Team USA in the match-up against Finland.
A pesky Swedish team proved to be a difficult competitor for the Americans, but Team USA got the win in its opening game against the host country of the 2023 U18 Women's World Championships.
The former Gopher scored in the extra frame in an 8-7 thriller against Sweden.
The 2023 IIHF U18 Women's Worlds starts in just a few days in Ostersund, Sweden. Team USA took home a silver medal in 2022 after a championship match loss to Canada.

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