The World Juniors are over and for the Jackets were tied with two other teams for the most prospects in the tournament with five even though only four played for their nations. The five prospects who travelled to Russia were Boone Jenner and Lukas Sedlak returning for their respective nations’ teams, Mike Reilly and 2012 draft picks Oscar Dansk and Joonas Korpisalo. Oscar would be the prospect to not play in any games serving as Sweden’s third goalie and only dressing in one game. Also with the four that did play I got a little help from Corey Pronman who writes for HockeyProspectus and ESPN.
World Junior Championships
Seasons Greetings all! It’s a light week – all but three of the NCAA prospects and most of the European prospects are off till after the holidays except for Anton Forsberg and SSK who will be back next week. So without further adieu let’s get going.
As always, starting off in Springfield it was a bit of a rough weekend with the team going 1-1-1 and losing two of their best defensemen in Saturday’s game. Starting on Friday with a rough one, the Falcons traveled to Providence to face off against the Bruins in a stoplight game – the Falcons wore their red alternates and the Bruins wore their yellows. The Falcons would spot Providence a 3-0 lead before Tomas Kubalik would score his sixth of the season when Tim Erixon‘s blast bounced off the end wall and Kubalik backhanded it in. 18 seconds later Nick Drazenovic would make it 3-2 with his sixth of the season. Midway through the third period Cam Atkinson would score his team leading 14th goal of the season. Curtis McElhinney would make 23 saves in the 6-3 loss allowing an empty net goal. Continue reading…