Monday, November 3, 2008

World Junior A Challenge: Justin Schultz, Craig Smith

Yeah, I'm a day late on posting this. (Guess I must've been distracted by the Badger Men's victory over und.) If, like me, you weren't paying attention, let me point out that the World Junior A Challenge started yesterday in Camrose, Alberta.

And just in case you forgot, future Badger defenseman Justin Schultz in playing for Canada West, and future Badger forward Craig Smith is playing for Team USA. EDIT -- Gandalf indicates that Smith is the captain for Team USA.

Hockeycanada has the tourney schedule and results. Canada West is in Group A with Belarus and Russia and plays each of those teams once in the preliminary rounds. Yesterday, BLR defeated CAN W 4-3 in a shootout; Schultz was held off the scoresheet. CAN W faces RUS Tuesday at 8PM MST. Team USA is in Group B with Canada East and Germany. USA faces GER Tuesday at 4PM MST and CAN E Wednesday at 8PM MST. Quarterfinal play begins on Thursday.