A PUNCHER’S CHANCE

The Hockey News - - WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP - – RYAN KENNEDY

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rNthealee­tiguoantd­sioet­nor-us2re0n­ri­asemqs.ueHan­det. wGa­trais­sa­harelsenock­esonotil­sidFpoa­fuorrt of Team Be­larus, a hot­house un­der-20 squad that, like Slo­vakia’s Orange 20, ple­lagyusea.gaTien­asmt mBenelain­rut­shehnaas­tioanc’tsu­a­tollpy finare­odf­fep­nrseet­ty­by­wAel­lleix­nan­thde rstLaunkdain­shges,vliecdh aganmd eNap­zlayreArsn.isTih­meovr,eablotch­hap­lole­ingt-ep,eor-f course, will come when they face off against the best of the best in­ter­nah­tiaovneal­sltyur­cak­tahre­orutnhdan­lo­jcuaslt­ly­thineBmee­lan­ruwsh. o it­nermth­sator­feaplmay,erMsak­wsitmh Seux­p­shekri­oencIne (Philadel­phia) leads the way. In his sec­ond year with the OHL’s Owen eSIn­douptnl­h­daeyAetrW­taHcvkLe,r, ahgdeie’ns­fgeanaqsepumoi­ci­akn­ntap­nVedl­rat­dgaaliesml­naetv-. Ygeary­oHmitem­ne­kno.hAan­sobtheenr tvail­teanlt­feodr dtheefeC­nadlewrho­to­hawsabtechenigsreVal­tad­fois­r­laBve­laMru­arstiyn­npyuaskt, KtoHuLr’nsaj­muneinotrs leaang­duen. oBwig pce­lanyt­ser­inYegth­oer Sri­hean­r­cae­nag­soavirce­hgublrainr gwsi­tahc­tDuian­laKmHoLMeixnpsek-. ugisv,Teb­hute­ht­mef­mao­muaintl­i­ta­laeri­aintsywt wail­lictb­heaen­haci­cge­hoof­fot­shrteBi­crek­wlianirlg-l around another year.

MAK­SIM SUSHKO

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