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9th Sirius Junior Club World Cup round robin is heating up. As many as three games will take place on Day 2. International hockey action kicks off at noon at Shayba Arena and will wrap up late in the evening.
MODO vs. Davos
Loko Yaroslavl’s and Team AJHL’s group opponents will go face-to-face at noon (Moscow Time). Both teams have competed at the tournament before. Davos attend the tournament for the third consecutive year, still looking for a decent result. Michel Riesen is once again at the helm of Switzerland’s team and his men will try to achieve the best result in franchise history. As for MODO, the team is led by Mikael Sundell. Örnskoldsvik return to the tournament after missing it last year. In 2017 the Swedish side had a sub-par result in round robin and yet made it to the final where MODO fell just short to Krasnaya Armiya Moscow. This time the Swedes have a much lesser right for mistake as only two teams from each group will qualify for elimination games.
MODO’s starting goaltender in the previous season. Played a huge role in his team winning the championship title.
One of MODO’s top prospects. Made his Junior Club World Cup debut at the age of 17 in Sverdlovsk Region.
2018 Hlinka/Gretzky Memorial silver medalist. Joel’s twin-brother Max is also on the team.
A native of Austria, Kortin was Davos’ starting netminder last season. He played two games at the 2018 Junior Club World Cup.
№ 25 Defenseman
One of Davos’ top players last season. Led defenseman in scoring with 16 points in 28 games. He was also a plus-10.
17-year-old Russian forward with Austrian citizenship, Altukhov played for U17 Davos for two years and is ready to make his debut for U20 Davos.
Ocelari Trinec vs. Red Bull Salzburg
Ocelari and Red Bull are also no strangers to Junior Club World Cup. Trinec have competed at the past two tournaments, winning bronze in 2017. Red Bull played in 2014 in Ufa, back when the team was a member of Junior Hockey League. Last year Red Bull lost to the Ottawa Capitals in the bronze medal game. Austrian team faced Trinec in round robin and soared past the opposition 7-1. Looks like Red Bull will have to work harder this time around.
Geidl led Trinec in goals last season. He scored 23 goals in 46 regular season games.
Indrst is another top player on Ocelari. With his 27 helpers in 35 games, Trinec won national championship title.
The mighty 19-year-old defenseman was born in Sweden. He’s in his rookie season with the Austrian team.
18-year-old German prospect played at Junior Club World Cup last year. Varejcka is a regular on U18 and U20 Team Germany.
Team NAHL – Kärpät
The final game of Day will feature Junior Club World Cup debutants – North American Hockey League selects will go up against Kärpät Oulu, reigning Junior SM-Liiga champions. Unlike, the Finnish side, which enjoys honed chemistry, Team NAHL had just a few days to bond. As it is a selects team, head-coach Scott Langer had a difficult task of putting together a competitive group in a very short time. American team had a great debut as they beat Krylia Sovetov Moscow 3-1 in an exhibition game.
Killian Kiecker-Olson (Chippewa Steel)
18-year-old Kiecker-Olson enjoyed a great rookie season, scoring 35 points in 59 games.
Jack Williams (Springfield Jr. Blues)
18-year-old netminder had a decent season with the Springfield Jr. Blues. He will compete with Mattias Sholl for starting position on Team NAHL.
Chris Trouba (Johnstown Tomahawks)
Chris Trouba is a younger brother of New York Rangers’ defenseman Jacob Trouba. He spent three years in NAHL, scoring 33 points in 139 games.
Led Kärpät in assists last season. Overall he had 45 helpers in 59 regular season games.
Led Kärpät defensemen in points last season. Olli Vanttaja is the top defenseman on the team. Last season he scored 30 points in 49 games. He was also a plus-25.
Kärpät’s starting goaltender in championship season, Severi Suutarinen posted 2.50 Goals Against Average in 31 games.