Jonathan Huberdeau was named Team Canada’s player of the game in a comeback win over Sweden yesterday.
Canada came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Sweden 3-2 in overtime at the IIHF World Championships. Huberdeau had an assist and two shots in 13:02 of ice time. He also had a penalty shot in the first period and nearly scored a beauty (pictured above).
Huberdeau has a goal and three assists in six games at the tournament.
Canada, 5-0-1, plays their final preliminary game tomorrow against Norway.
In other news…
- Former Sea Dogs forward Felix Schutz is also taking part in this year’s tournament. He has an assist in five games with Germany. The IIHF website has an article on him.
- Tomas Jurco’s season came to an end last night as the Grand Rapids Griffins lost 7-1 to the Texas Stars, dropping the series 4-2. Jurco had four shots in the game and ends the playoffs with five goals and two assists in eight games.
- On Saturday, Simon Despres and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Providence Bruins 3-2. Despres had two shots in the game. The Pens lead the series 3-2 heading into Game 6 tonight in WB/S.
- At the Memorial Cup, the Val-d’Or Foreurs are back in action tonight at 8pm on Sportsnet when they take on the Guelph Storm. The Storm beat Edmonton 5-2 on Saturday and then the Oil Kings defeated London 5-2 last night.