For every dark cloud, there’s a silver lining, goes the old saying. After a bittersweet silver medal performance at the World Junior Championships three weeks ago, Jarrett Stoll’s silver lining isn’t much compensation for what he considers a dark cloud of losing the gold medal game to Russia. Even being named both WHL player of the week (Jan. 13-19) and a WHL Western Conference All-Star selection was little solace for the still simmering emotions.
Improving on the bronze medal performance a year earlier by Canada in Moscow, the captain of the 2002 national junior squad had the unenviable assignment of accepting the silver for his teammates. As team leader, it was one of the more difficult duties he had to perform. “It’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with in hockey,” said Stoll after arriving back in Cranbrook after a week’s vacation at home in Saskatchewan.
Although an experience of a lifetime and the country’s best result in four years, the second place finish still leaves a bitter taste in Stoll’s mouth. So much so that some three weeks after the end of the tournament the Yorkton native still hadn’t seen the now infamous overhead T.V. shot of the Russian goaltender Serguei Mylnikov purposely pushing the net off it’s moorings with less than twenty seconds remaining as the Canadians buzzed around the net in a wild flurry looking for the tying goal. It’s an offense that should’ve warranted a penalty shot and could’ve turned silver into gold for Canada. “The Russians getting the medal and taunting us the way they did and the way the game ended Read more »
One of the top Canadian players at the WJC in the Czech Republic was Moose Jaw Warriors forward
Brian Sutherby. The Washington Capitals prospect had a taste of the NHL at the very beginning
of this season. After that he was sent to the Moose Jaw Warriors again but is still a player
to count on in the Capitals future.
When did you start playing hockey?
This was when I was about four years old. I started skating and soon after that also
Where did you start playing the game?
I was born in Edmonton and this was the place where I started playing.
Who brought you to the game?
My dad, he loves the game very much even if he didn’t play. He taught me skating and gave
me the first tips.
Your favorite NHL team?
Before I was drafted by the Washington Capitals it was the Edmonton Oilers team. As an Edmonton
native I was a big Oilers fan, but now definitely a Washington Capitals fan.
What is your biggest success in hockey so far?
Playing the first NHL game was an unbelievable feeling, something I never forget. Definitely
my biggest success, it’s a dream coming true. The second thing would be making the
Canadian WJC team and the silver medal we won in the Czech Republic.
But how did you feel when you were sent to the Moose Jaw Warriors after the first NHL
It was very tough for me, I wanted to stay for the whole season, of course. But now I have
a clear goal, to get back as soon as I can. I just have to keep working, things will work
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PITTSBURGH FORGE NAHL JUNIOR A …… NEWS :
Find all the info you need on Pittsburgh’s new Junior A team at:
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Danville Wings first year defenseman Chris Busby will suit up in a Redhawk
jersey this fall. The 6’0″ 180 lb (4/11/82 dob) defenseman verbally
committed to Miami of Ohio for 2002-2003 season. Busby came to the Wings
from Brown University to join Wings head coach Chico Adrahtas who was his
former coach when Busby played for midget powerhouse Team Illinois. Head
coach Adrahtas comments, “Chris’s decision to go to Miami is like a perfect
marriage. He’ll fit very well in there as an athlete and he fits a great
need for Miami. I think Miami is the type of school that Chris will thrive
in and I know that it is the type of hockey program that he will thrive in.
I think that Miami got a future all-CCHA defenseman when they got Chris to
commit to them.”
Busby will be joining former Wings players, Todd Grant (freshman) and Derek
Edwardson (soph). Miami players Pavel Nejezchleb, Ken Marsh and Jake
Ortmeyer are also Wings alumni who are seniors and will be graduating this
spring. Busby’s current stats are 2 (G) 21(A) 23 (Pts) 71 (PIM) for 32
games. Busby is the third Wings player to commit college this season
joining Marek Dora (Michigan Tech) and Matt Collar (University of
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Player Transfers in the Russian Super League:
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OHL WEST STARS GET BIG WIN AT HERSHEY CUP CHL ALL-STAR SERIES
The Ontario Hockey League Western Conference All-Stars scored a big 7-2 win
over the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference All-Stars last night in
Red Deer, Alberta, giving the OHL a chance to claim the 2002 Hershey Cup.
The win leaves the OHL with a 1-1 record in the series, which features two
all-star teams from each of the three CHL leagues. The Quebec Major Junior
Hockey League is 1-0 after its Lebel Conference All-Stars beat the OHL
Eastern Conference team 4-2 in Ottawa last Wednesday, while the WHL is 0-1.
There is one game left in the Hershey Cup CHL All-Star Series – Wednesday,
Feb. 6 in Rimouski, Quebec, when the QMJHL Dilio Conference All-Stars host
the WHL Western Conference All-Stars. If Quebec wins that game, the QMJHL
wins its second consecutive Hershey Cup. If the WHL wins, all three leagues
will have 1-1 record and the Cup winner will be decided on goals for/goals
On Wednesday night in Red Deer, the game was tied 1-1 halfway through the
second period but the OHL West Stars exploded for three goals in six minutes
in the second period to lead 4-1. They then followed with another three-goal
binge in the third period to complete the rout.
Second period goals by Rick Nash of the London Knights, Steve Ott of the
Windsor Spitfires and Kris Newbury of the Sarnia Sting in the second period
put the OHL West ahead for good. Below is the complete game summary from
last night’s game.
OHL WEST 7, WHL EAST 2
OHL: Savie Read more »
Goalies (Nr., Name, Age, Team, Fast Facts):#33 Marc Seliger (27, Nürnberg Ice Tigers), former Washington Capitals Draft Pick
#80 Robert Müller (21, Adler Mannheim), Washington Capitals Draft Pick 2001
#47 Christian Künast (30, München Barons)
#13 Christoph Schubert (19, München Barons), Ottawa Senators Draft Pick 2001
#84 Dennis Seidenberg (20, Adler Mannheim), Philadelphia Flyers Draft Pick 2001
#6 Jörg Mayr (32, Kölner Haie)
#31 Andreas Renz (24, Kölner Haie)
#12 Mirko Lüdemann (28, Kölner Haie), signed a 5 year contract extension yesterday. Suffered an injury and could be replaced.
#10 Christian Ehrhoff (19, Krefeld Pinguine), San Jose Sharks Draft Pick 2001
#41 Daniel Kunce (30, Krefeld Pinguine)
#7 Marcel Goc (18, Schwenninger Wild Wings), San Jose Sharks Draft Pick 2001
#81 Mark MacKay (37, Schwenninger Wild Wings)
#26 Daniel Kreutzer (22, Kassel Huskies), Overage Prospect for Draft 2002
#18 Andreas Loth (29, Kassel Huskies)
#49 Klaus Kathan (25, Kassel Huskies)
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Mid-Season Review of the Panthers AHL Prospects
In the first part of several articles documenting the Panthers prospects development in Europe, the AHL, the CHL, and the NHL, Todays installment breaks down how the prospects in the American Hockey League season is going and how they are developing.
With the Panthers currently leading the league in man games lost to injury, several players like Nick Smith, Brad Norton, David Morisset and others have gotten the chance to make the NHL Debut this year, and if the trend continues, it is only a matter of time until Kyle Rossiter gets called up for a look-see as well….
Denis Shvidki: Right Wing, Utah Grizzlies
NHL: 8 Games, 1 Goal, 2 Assists, – 4, 2 PIM Read more »
At the trade deadline 10 days ago, the Wheat Kings traded forward Richard Mueller, the team’s leading scorer, for 19-year old Adrian Foster of the Saskatoon Blades. In his first game as a Wheat King, Foster scored the team’s only two goals, including the game winner in OT. In 4 games with his team, Foster has accumulated 3 goals and an assist. Although it may seem to be too early to determine which team got the better end of the deal, I feel that Brandon has come out on top.
In Foster, they have acquired a legitimate 1st line sniper, and no drop in production in comparison with Mueller. Additionally, Adrian has a much better upside, along with bringing more size and strength up the middle. There are still those critics who believe that Foster is too injury prone, but i do not agree. Foster has only been seriously injured once, and is almost at 100%. I believe that his nagging abdominal injuries are behind him and that the sky’s the limit for him. The New Jersey Devils and Dave Conte must have known and believed this as well since they drafted him with their first round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft even though CSB did not even rank him in their report.