Elmira native Johnny Beecher to play on NHL Network


It’s a big week next week for Elmira hockey prospect, Johnny Beecher. 

A recent signee to the University of Michigan Wolverines hockey program, Beecher continues his rise in the sport as he embarks on playing in the 2019 International Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden. Beecher, a standout center for Team USA’s Under-18 squad, will be on national television on the NHL Network in the tournament starting next week. 

On Thursday, April 18th, Beecher and Team USA will square off against Sweden in the preliminary round of the tournament at 7:30 pm. USA will compete in two exhibition games prior to the tournament in Finland before starting overall play. 

Beecher started his hockey career in Elmira in several area youth and junior league programs. Considered one of the top prospects in the country, 18 Sports will continue to follow Beecher’s progress and next steps in the sport. A complete schedule for Beecher is below on which games USA will play on the NHL Network starting next week.

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