From the Rangers:
2010 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RANGERS PROSPECTS UPDATE
New York, January 4, 2010 – All four Rangers prospects participating in the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships were in action yesterday.
Team USA Captain Derek Stepan recorded a shorthanded assist to help lead the United States to a 5-2 victory over Sweden in their Semi Final matchup. Stepan currently leads all tournament skaters in scoring with 12 points, ranks first overall with nine assists and tied for fourth with a plus-eight rating. Teammate Chris Kreider is tied for the team lead and third in the tournament overall with five goals, and has six points in six games. Ryan Bourque has collected two assists in six games for Team USA.
Roman Horak was also in action yesterday as the Czech Republic defeated Latvia, 10-2, to advance in the relegation round. Horak has two points (one goal and one assist) in five tournament contests.
The United States next plays Canada in the Gold Medal game on tomorrow, January 5, while the Czech Republic next plays Slovakia today to close out their tournament schedule.
I was hoping to have my mid-season report card done last night. Didn’t happen. Maybe this afternoon. Or it may have to wait until tomorrow.