Saturday, January 5, 2008

World Juniors Roundup

The World Juniors are over, and sadly, the US could muster no better than a 4th place finish. Canada won the gold, defeating Sweden on Saturday 3-2 in overtime. Goaltender Steve Mason (CAN) was the tournament's MVP. Russia took bronze when they defeated the US 4-2 in the earlier game. Kyle Okposo assisted on Rhett Rakhshani's goal in that contest.

Here's a look at how the Islanders' prospects fared over the entire tournament:

Kyle Okposo (US), 6 points (1 G, 5 A), +2
Rhett Rakhshani (US), 4 points (2 G, 2 A), +1
Rob Figren (SWE), 7 points (5 G, 2 A), +4
Tomas Marcinko (SVK), 6 points (2 G, 4 A), +3
Stefan Ridderwall (SWE), 1-0, 1.00 GAA, .941 SV%

Overall, a very solid showing for the future Islanders who participated.

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