Catching Up With J.D. Forrest
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach J.D. Forrest will be trading in black & gold for red, white & blue, as he jumps behind the bench as head coach for Team USA at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup Tournament.
The competition features the top players under the age of 18 from eight countries, and takes place in both Břeclav, Czech Republic and Piešťany, Slovakia between August 2-7.
Penguins broadcaster Nick Hart caught up with J.D. last week to talk about the history of the tournament, Forrests’ involvement with USA Hockey, traveling overseas for the first time in a loooong time, and what he’s looking forward to for the upcoming America Hockey League season.
We’ll keep you updated on Forrests’ and Team USA’s progress throughout the tournament. Keep checking back to wbspenguins.com and the Penguins’ social media channels for the most up to date info.
TEAM USA SCHEDULE
|Sat., July 31||Czech Republic | Pre-Tournament||6:30 p.m. / 12:30 p.m.||FOSFA Arena Břeclav, Břeclav, Czech Republic|
|Mon., Aug 2||Slovakia | Preliminary||7 p.m. / 1 p.m.||Easton Arena Piešťany, Piešťany, Slovakia|
|Tues., Aug. 3||Sweden | Preliminary||3:30 p.m. / 9:30 a.m.||Easton Arena Piešťany, Piešťany, Slovakia|
|Wed., Aug 4||Germany | Preliminary||7 p.m. / 1 p.m.||Easton Arena Piešťany, Piešťany, Slovakia|
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