Three weeks from Wednesday, the first puck will drop to start the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.
NHL.com already has started covering the event, which runs Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Ufa, Russia, with the publication of a number of stories, starting with the selection camp rosters for a number of the leading hockey nations, with more to come.
Canada's selection camp will be held Dec. 11-13 at the Canada Olympic Center in Calgary, while the U.S. selection camp will be held Dec. 14-16 in Greenburgh, N.Y., at the New York Rangers' training facility.
Check this blog often as NHL.com will have full coverage leading into the tournament all the way to the gold-medal game.
NHL Network-US is the home of the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship with coverage of more than 15 games as well as highlights and analysis.