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Noah Laba gears up for gold, talks first World Juniors experience 

The freshman at Colorado College is ecstatic to play alongside Tigers teammate and longtime friend, Kaidan Mbereko.

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Team USA forward Noah Laba joins host Kelly Hinseth for an inside look at the World Junior Championship.

Noah Laba is capping off his 2022 with an opportunity to go for gold in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The freshman at Colorado College is ecstatic to play alongside Tigers teammate and longtime friend, Kaidan Mbereko. Both have had stellar starts to their season at CC with Laba tallying seven goals and four assists through 18 games.

Kelly Hinseth sat down with the New York Rangers draftee to chat about his friendship with Mbereko, playing for Team USA and more in the video.

Team USA will begin preliminary play on Monday, Dec. 26. All games will be televised on NHL Network.

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 long-time announcer, coach and scout checks in with his takes on all of these topics and more on The Rink Live podcast.
Peart helped the Americans win the bronze medal in the IIHF World Junior Championships, which were held in Canada.
The former Gopher scored in the extra frame in an 8-7 thriller against Sweden.
The Americans score two goals early in the first period but that isn't be enough to topple rival Canada. Team USA is now slated to play in the bronze-medal game against Sweden.
Bedard is now sixth overall in World Juniors scoring with 34 points. Sweden's Peter Forsberg is on top of the list with 42, including 31 points alone in the 1993 tournament.
Three-year captain is expected to play this weekend against Minnesota.
A hat trick from Golden Gopher Logan Cooley lead the Americans in the quarterfinal match.
The University of Minnesota freshman and St. Louis Blues prospect had a goal and three assists as the Americans wrapped up preliminary round play at the World Juniors with a 6-2 win over the Finns.
Jackson Blake sat down with Kelly Hinseth amid the World Juniors tournament to talk about what it means to play for your country and how it will help him with North Dakota’s season.

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