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Stepping out of the shadows


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The S62 World Junior Hockey Championship was a good one for Team Canada, they ran roughshod over their competition, rolling to a convincing victory in the Gold Medal final. They return 8 players and their entire coaching staff to this years edition and have to be considered one if the favourites to win it all again.

 

One returning player is winger Dan Wilinsky. Wilinsky played as a depth forward last year with limited minutes in the medal round. He finished the tournament with 3 goals and added 3 assists in 10 games. Dan will be counted on to carry more of the offensive workload this time around, along with his New York linemates Roctrion King and Shawn Shawinganen.

 

When asked about the tournament and the added pressure, Dan said. “ Anytime you can represent your country its a great honour. I'm definitely proud to be selected again to help this team win gold! We have a big target on our backs this year after suprising a few people last year. We need to play our best every night. Its going to be a tough tournament, lots of really great teams involved.”

 

Dan added that if there is one team to watch other than Canada, its Team World. He thinks they have very astute management and will get 110% out of every player on their roster

 

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