Monday, December 15, 2008

Cody Goloubef makes Team Canada for the WJC

Congrats go out to Cody Goloubef who will be representing his country as a member of Team Canada in the upcoming World Junior Championships. The WJC will be held in Ottawa, which should make it a bit sweeter for the Badger Dman. Of the two Badgers who attending Canada's WJ camp (Brendan Smith was the other), I thought Cody would have the best chance of making it. He is the only NCAA player on Team Canada, similar to Kyle Turris last season.

W/ Cody and Ryan McDonagh gone for the first four games following Christmas, Wisconsin will be down to six defensemen. Ryan Little, Eric Springer and Craig Johnson are going to get a lot of playing time. Unlike last year (when Jamie McBain, Blake Geoffrion and Kyle Turris were gone) Wisconsin doesn't have to face any WCHA competition on the weekend following the Showdown. Northern Michigan is no pushover, but CC was a tough pill last season w/ out our three best players.

I'm sure there will be some local media coverage in the coming days and we'll bring it to you.

Edit: On cue, Baggot reported the news.