USA Hockey Magazine Podcast: John Wroblewski

Timeline of Episode with the Men's U18 Worlds Head Coach

USA Hockey Magazine Podcast

John Wroblewski, April 18, 2019

Podcast Timeline


This podcast features John Wroblewski, coach of the Men's Under-18 National Team taking part in the IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship in Ornskoldsvik and Umea, Sweden from April 18-28. Wroblewski also serves as the head coach of the U18s at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Mich., wrapping up his third season with the program. Wroblewski talks about the team's trip overseas, their opening contest against Sweden, the intricacies of international play and much more in the latest episode of the USA Hockey Magazine Podcast.

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[0:00-0:32] Intro and introduction


[0:33-2:09] On how the trip has been so far and getting acclimated to the time difference


[2:10-3:15] On opening up with a tough contest against Sweden and an expected robust host crowd

[3:16-4:30] On the balance between prepping for an opponent in international play and playing your own game


[4:31-5:56] On being a part of the first crop of the NTDP as a player and using his playing experience to help him as a coach


[5:57-8:09] On the Under-18 Men's National Team's roster makeup and using last year's tournament as a motivational factor for the five returnees


[8:10-9:42] On coaching the U18s group at the NTDP and getting the most out of the highly skilled players


[9:43-10:59] On returning to Plymouth and eventually having to say goodbye to this close-knit group

[11:00-11:25] Outro


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