U.S. loses to RPI in pre-WJC scrimmage
12.19.2010 / 9:00 PM ET
The U.S. National Junior Team opened its pre-World Junior Championship tournament schedule on Sunday with a 4-3 shootout setback to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the Houston Field House in Troy, N.Y.
The contest was the first of three pre-tournament games slated to prepare the U.S. for the 2011 IIHF WJC scheduled Dec. 26 through Jan. 5 in Buffalso, N.Y. The 29-player roster will be trimmed to 22 on Wednesday morning.