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WJC Update: Canada Shoots For Gold

Thursday, 01.05.2006 / 2:34 PM / News
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WJC Update: Canada Shoots For Gold

chicagoblackhawks.com will keep you up to date on the progress of the Top 20 Blackhawk Prospects (list below) throughout the 2005-06 season.

North American

D Cam Barker, Medicine Hat (WHL): Barker was paired with defenseman Kris Russell during Canada's 4-0 shutout of Finland on Tuesday in the semifinals of the World Junior Championships ... Canada battles Russia for the gold medal on Thursday night.

C/RW Dan Bertram, Boston College (College): Bertram was on a line with Ryan O'Marra and Tommy Pyatt in Canada's semifinal victory Tuesday night at the WJC ... The Canadians skate against the Russians on Thursday night for the gold medal.

RW Michael Blunden, Erie (OHL):
Blunden assisted on a goal in Canada's semifinal victory over Finland on Tuesday night at the WJC ... He again skated on a line with Benoit Pouliot and Jonathan Toews ... Canada shoots for gold on Thursday night against Russia.

C Dave Bolland, London (OHL): Bolland was on a line with Andrew Cogliano and Kyle Chipchura in Canada's victory Tuesday night and recorded an assist ... Canada skates against Russia for gold on Thursday night.

C/LW Nathan Davis, Miami Ohio (College):
Davis skated on a line with Blake Wheeler and Geoff Paukovich during USA's 5-1 semifinal loss to Russia on Tuesday in the WJC ... USA battles Finland for the bronze medal on Thursday night.

LW Karel Hromas, Everett (WHL):
Hromas skated on a line with Petr Pohl and David Krejci in Czech Republic's 3-1 loss to Sweden on Wednesday in the 5th place game of the WJC.

RW Jack Skille, Wisconsin (College): Skille recorded the Americans' lone goal in the 5-1 semifinal loss to Russia on Tuesday ... He skated on a line with Kevin Porter and Nathan Gerbe in the contest ... Team USA battles Team Finland for the bronze medal on Thursday night.

European

C Jakub Sindel, Plzen (CZE):
Sindel skated on a line with Martin Hanzal and Jiri Tlusty and notched an assist on the lone goal in Czech Republic's 3-1 loss to Sweden on Wednesday in the 5th place game of the WJC.

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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)

WHL
Cam Barker (Medicine Hat)
Troy Brouwer (Moose Jaw)

College
Dan Bertram (Boston College)
Adam Burish (Wisconsin)
Jacob Dowell (Wisconsin)
Matt Ford (Wisconsin)
Chris Porter (North Dakota)
Jack Skille (Wisconsin)

CZE
Jakub Sindel (Plzen)

FIN
Petri Kontiola (Tappara)
Jari Viuhkola (Karpat)

RUS
Denis Istomin (Vityaz Chekhov)

SWE
Jonas Nordqvist (Lulea HF)