Two Drag­ons se­lected for Rus­sia tour­na­ment

The Drumheller Mail - - News - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Two Drumheller Drag­ons have been se­lected to join Team AJHL for the 2019 Ju­nior Club World Cup in Sochi Rus­sia.

The in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment is in Rus­sia from Au­gust 23 to 31, and 22 play­ers from the AJHL were se­lected to the team. Drag­ons for­wards Roc Tru­man and Brady Risk have been se­lected to rep­re­sent the Drag­ons.

“In­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion and travel will af­ford ex­pe­ri­ences and ben­e­fits to our ath­letes that are im­pos­si­ble to du­pli­cate. We are thrilled to of­fer our ath­letes this op­por­tu­nity and know the in­flu­ence it can have on their fu­tures,” said AJHL Com­mis­sioner Ryan Bar­toshyk.

Brady Risk has played three sea­sons with the Drag­ons. Orig­i­nally from Medicine Hat, the 19-year-old has 43 ca­reer goals and 58 as­sists with the Drag­ons. In April he com­mit­ted to play with the Univer­sity of Alaska Fair­banks Nanooks for the 20202021 sea­son.

Roc Tru­man is also Divi­sion 1 NCAA Col­lege­bound, af­ter com­mit­ting to the Univer­sity of Mas­sachusetts Low­ell in De­cem­ber. This was his first sea­son with the Drag­ons, the 18-year-old had 27 goals and 18 as­sists for 45 points and was a fi­nal­ist for AJHL Rookie of the year.

The 2019 Ju­nior Club World Cup has been played for nine years and fea­tures teams from Aus­tria, Canada, the Czech Repub­lic, Fin­land, Rus­sia, Swe­den, Switzer­land, and The United States.

This is the first time there have been two North Amer­i­can teams. In 2013 the Sud­bury Wolves won the tour­na­ment, the only time a Cana­dian Team was vic­to­ri­ous.

Prior to the tour­na­ment, the team will be trav­el­ling to Rus­sia for a Camp from Au­gust 16-22.

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