Tuesday, 4 January 2011

International Update

Brandon Wheat Kings' centre Brayden Schenn will get his shot at redemption.

After settling for a silver medal last year in his hometown of Saskatoon, Schenn and the Canadian Junior Team will get a chance to go for gold Wednesday night when they face Russia in the final of the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship.

On Monday night, Schenn was held off the scoresheet in Canada's 4-1 semifinal victory over the United States but still leads the tournament in scoring with seven goals and 16 points.

That is a whopping seven points ahead of four other players who are tied for second in scoring, including Canadian teammates Ryan Johansen and Ryan Ellis.


Team West had to settle for a sixth-place finish at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Brandon Whitney stopped 34 shots as Team Atlantic beat Team West 2-1 in Monday's fifth-place game in Portage.

Brandon Wheat Kings' forward Tyrel Seaman was named Player of the Game for Team West though the Choiceland, Saskatchewan product finished pointless in five games.

Wheat Kings' blueliner Ryan Pulock had one goal in five games while prospect Daniel Asham (Winnipeg Wild, MMHL) was pointless in five games and prospect Brendan Harms (Portage, MJHL) had one goal and two points in five contests.

In the semifinals Monday, the United States topped Team Pacific 6-5 in overtime and Ontario defeated Quebec 2-1 in OT.

BTW, Pulock and Seaman won't play for Brandon Tuesday night versus Prince Albert despite their commitment to Team West being completed.

The duo have played four games in four days and five in six days at the tournament so they'll get a breather until at least Friday.


Anonymous said...

I think Pulock also was named the game star in the game against the Slovacs.

Luber said...

Yes he was, as noted in my update on Sunday's action on Monday