While forward Leon Draisaitl was the big story coming out of Germany's 6-3 win over Slovakia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, linemate Parker Tuomie turned in a solid offensive performance for his country, as well. Tuomie scored two goals and assisted on another for a 3-point effort in an important win for the Germans.
The three points that Tuomie picked up were his first points of the U18 tournament, but they could not have come at a better time for his team. Germany has assured themselves of a place in the playoff round, which means they'll once again avoid relegation.
Tuomie, a native of Habfurt, Germany, has extensive experience playing for his country in international competition. This is his first U18 appearance, but he'll likely be a participant at next year's tournament, one that should hold added importance for Tuomie since it will be taking place in his draft year.
Tuomie spoke with Hockey's Future following the win over Slovakia.
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