chicagoblackhawks.com will keep you up to date on the progress of the Top 20 Blackhawk Prospects (list below) throughout the 2005-06 season.
D Cam Barker, Medicine Hat (WHL): Team Canada Head Coach Brent Sutter paired Barker with defenseman Kris Russell in Canada's 5-1 victory over Finland to open the WJC on Monday in British Columbia ... Canada battles Switzerland on Wednesday night.
C/RW Dan Bertram, Boston College (College): Bertramwas on a line with Ryan O'Marra in Canada's 5-1 win over Finland on Monday ... Team Canada looks to improve to 2-0 after battling Switzerland on Wednesday.
RW Michael Blunden, Erie (OHL): Blunden skated on Team Canada's top line with Benoit Pouliot in a 5-1 opening round victory over Finland on Monday ... Canada skates against Switzerland on Wednesday night.
C Dave Bolland, London (OHL): Bolland recorded a goal in Team Canada's 5-1 win over Finland on Monday ... He was on a line with Andrew Cogliano ... Team Canada battles Team Switzerland on Wednesday. C/LW Nathan Davis, Miami Ohio (College): Daviswent scoreless in Team USA's 11-2 mauling of Team Norway on Monday nightin the team's WJC opening game ... USA outshot Norway 55-19 in the contest ... The Americans battle Finland on Wednesday night.
LW Karel Hromas, Everett (WHL): Hromas tallied the opening goal in Team Czech Republic's 5-1 win over Latvia on Monday ... Hromas is Team Czech Republic's captain for this tournament ... Czech Republic battles Sweden on Wednesday.
RW Jack Skille, Wisconsin (College): Skille recorded a goal in Team USA's dominating 11-2 win over Norway on Monday night ... Skille and Team USA battle Team Finland on Wednesday.
C Jakub Sindel, Plzen (CZE): Sindel went scoreless in Czech Republic's opening round win over Latvia on Monday ... Team Czech Republic skates against Team Sweden on Wednesday.
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Top 20 Prospects (subject to change) OHL Adam Berti (Erie) Bryan Bickell (Ottawa) Michael Blunden (Erie) David Bolland (London) Evan Brophey (Plymouth) Ryan Garlock (Windsor) David Kuchejda (Sault Ste. Marie)