Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Stone Set for Semifinal

Brandon Wheat Kings' captain Mark Stone and Team Canada continue their quest for gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship on Tuesday night.

Canada will look for redemption when they face off with Russia in semifinal action in Calgary.

The Russians scored five unanswered third period goals to beat Canada 5-3 in last year's gold medal game.

I had a chance to catch up to Mark Stone on Monday afternoon...


Also on the International Hockey scene, Wheat Kings' rookie Ayrton Nikkel and Team Pacific won't earn a medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor, Ontario.

Pacific dropped a 4-2 decision to the United States in their final round-robin game Monday and finish third in Group B.

They'll play Quebec in the fifth-place game on Tuesday.

Team West finished the preliminary round with an 0-and-4 record and will face Germany in Tuesday's ninth-place game.

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One other quick thing this morning. I got a note with a little more information about Kyler Hehn's outstanding Mac's Midget Tournament.

Hehn earned two MVP game player awards, was named to the Mac's first All-Star team and was the tournament Most Sportsmanlike Player.

A seventh round pick of Brandon in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Hehn had four goals and 12 points in six games at the Mac's for the St. Albert Raiders.

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