Waterloo Black Hawks Take Off for Russia
Monday August 13, 2012
Members of the Waterloo Black Hawks await to take off from O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, August 12th. (USHL Images)
Members of the Waterloo Black Hawks talk about making the trip to Russia for the 2012 Junior Club World Cup. The team left on Sunday, August 12th from Waterloo and just over 24 hours later, they made it to their hotel in Moscow. After a few practices and a pair of exhibition games in Moscow, the Black Hawks will head to Omsk, Russia for the tournament that features top junior teams from a total of ten countries.
Jake Horton talks before the team takes off from O'Hare Airport in Chicago.
Just over an hour into the flight, Ryan Papa and John Wiitala talk about the trip.
During a layover in Zurich, Switzerland, defenseman Alec McCrea discusses the trip.
Finally reaching the hotel in Moscow, defenseman Matias Cleland talks about the long trip and being overseas.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.