Eagle replaces polar bear for U.S. representation
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Organizers of the World Junior Championship hockey tournament have switched the event's mascot, saying they needed a symbol that better represents the United States as a host country.
Earlier this year, officials announced that a polar bear named "Breezer" would be the tournament's official mascot. The bear even made a few guest appearances at North Dakota hockey games.
But when Team USA played UND in the tournament's first
exhibition hockey game last ...
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