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Gaining World Experience

Friday, 01.05.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Gaining World Experience

January 3, 2007


Five of the Sabres prospects are competing in the World Junior Championships in Leksand and Mora, Sweden. The tournament began on December 26 and runs through January 5. Below is a listing of each player and their progress.


Russia
Vyateslav Buravchikov - Defense
Sixth-round selection (191st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft


Russia 3, Czech Republic 2 (12/26/06) - Paired with Evgeni Ryasensky on the first defense. Fired two shots on net and registered an assist on Alexei Cherepanov's goal in the second period, Russia's first of the game. Had a hooking penalty at 12:58 of the first. Had a plus/minus rating of plus-one.


Russia 6, Switzerland 0 (12/28/06): Paired with Ryasensky in first pairing again. Finished game with a plus-one rating.


Russia 6, Belarus 1 (12/29/06): Paired with Ryasensky. Fired three shots on goal, finding the back of the net twice. Scored the game winner 12:37 into the first period. Second on the night came at 15:16 of the third and was Russia's sixth goal. Finished with a plus-one rating.

Russia 5, Finland 0 (12/31/06): Skated with Ryasensky on first defensive pairing. Had two shots on net.
Russia 4, Sweden 2 (1/3/07): Semi-Finals: Teamed with Evgeni Ryasensky. Assisted on Russia's second goal, a powerplay tally by Alexei Cherepanov at 18:18 of the first. Fired four shots on net.

Tournament Stats
5 GP | 2 G | 2 A | 2 PIM | 11 Shots | +/- +3


Sweden
Jhonas Enroth - Goaltender
Second-round selection (46th) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft


Sweden 0, Canada 2 (12/26/06) - Enroth served as backup goaltender for the contest.


Sweden 6, Slovakia 3 (12/28/06): Started in goal for Sweden, stopping 22 of 25 Slovakian shots. Played whole game.


Sweden 3, Germany 1 (12/30/06): Was Sweden's backup goaltender.

Sweden 2, United States 3 (12/31/06): Served as backup goaltender.


Sweden 5, Czech Republic 1 (1/2/07): Quarterfinals: Started in net for TEAM Sweden, stopping 27 of the 28 shots fired at him.

Sweden 2, Russia 4 (1/3/07): Semi-Finals: Started in net for TEAM Sweden and saw action for 24:16. Stopped 6 of 9 shots faced.

Sweden 1, United States 2 (1/5/07): Bronze Medal Game: Served at backup goaltender.

Tournament Stats
3 GP | 62 Shots | 55 Saves | 2-1-0


United States of America
Nathan Gerbe - Center (Pictured Left)
Fifth-round selection (142nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft


United States 1, Germany 2 (12/26/06) - Skated on Team USA's fourth line with Peter Mueller and Buffalo native Pat Kane. Registered an assist on Team USA's loan goal, a powerplay goal by Mueller. Recorded two shots and a plus/minus rating of minus-one.


United States 3, Canada 6 (12/27/06)- Skated on the third line again with Kane and Mueller. Fired five shots on goal.


United States 6, Slovakia 1 (12/30/06): Skated on third line with Mueller and Ryan Stoa. Assisted on Team USA's game winner at 14:45 of the first. Also assisted on USA's third goal, a powerplay tally by Kane and USA's fourth goal, a powerplay tally by Erik Johnson. Fired two shots on net. Finished with a plus-one rating.

United States 3, Sweden 2 (12/31/06): Skated on third line with Stoa and Mueller. Registered two shots on goal. Assisted on Stoa's goal at 13:25 of the second, TEAM USA's second of the night.

United States 6, Finland 3 (1/2/07): Quarterfinals: Skated with Stoa and Mueller. Assisted on TEAM USA's sixth goal of the game at 19:40 of the third, a powerplay tally by Jack Johnson. Finished with two shots on net and a rating of plus-one.

United States 1, Canada 2 (1/3/07): Semi-Finals: Finished with five shots on net. Lined with Stoa and Mueller. Had a slashing penalty at 7:20 of the first period.
United States 2, Sweden 1 (1/5/07): Bronze Medal Game: Skated on line with Stoa and Mueller. Finished with a shot on net and a plus-one rating.

Tournament States 7 GP | 0 G | 6 A | 2 PIM | 19 Shots | +/- +2


Germany
Phillip Gogulla - Right Wing
Second-round selection (48th) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft


Germany 2, United States 1 (12/26/06) - Chosen captain for TEAM Germany. Skated on the first line with Shutz and Christoph Gawlik.


Germany 4, Slovakia 2 (12/27/06) - Skated on first line with Shutz and Gawlik again. Had a hooking penalty at 10:37 of the first period. Assisted on Rene Kramer's game-winning goal at 3:23 of the third period. Did not register a shot but finished with a plus-three rating.


Germany 1. Canada 3 (12/29/06): Assisted on Schutz's two-man powerplay goal at 12:26 of the second period. Whistled for two penalties, hooking at 12:54 of the second and hooking at 3:40 of the third. Had two shots on goal. Skated on first line again with Schutz and Gawlik.


Germany 1, Sweden 3 (12/30/06): Assisted on C Fischer's powerplay goal at 1:23 of the second period. Skated on first line with Schutz and Gawlik. Had a negative-one rating.


Germany 1, Belarus 3 (1/3/07): Assisted on Schutz powerplay goal at 11:08 of the first period. Had a hooking penalty at 10:18 of the third period. Finished with one shot on net and a rating of negative-two for the game.

Germany 3, Switzerland 5 (1/4/07): Assisted on both of Schutz's goals in the first period. Fired 5 shots on net and finshed with a rating of plus-one.

Tournament Stats
6 GP | 0 G | 6 A | 8 PIM | 8 Shots | +/- +1


Germany
Felix Shutz - Center
Fourth-round selection (117th) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft


Germany 2, United States 1 (12/26/06) - Skated on the first line with Gogulla and Gawlik. Registered two shots on net.


Germany 4, Slovakia 2 (12/27/06) - On first line with Gogulla and Gawlik once again. Scored Germany's second goal of the game at 8:08 of the first period. Assisted on Germany's first and fourth goals. Whistled for an interference penalty at 5:36 of the first. Fired one shot on net and had a plus/minus rating of plus-three.


Germany 1, Canada 3 (12/29/06): Scored Germany's loan goal on a two-man advantage at 12:26 of the second. Had one shot on goal. Skated on first line again with Gogulla and Gawlik.


Germany 1, Sweden 3 (12/30/06): Assisted on Christopher Fischer's powerplay goal at 1:23 of the second period. Fired one shot on goal. Skated on first line with Gogulla and Gawlik.


Germany 1, Belarus 3 (1/3/07): Scored Germany's only goal of the game, a powerplay tally at 11:08 of the first period. Charged with a cross-checking penalty at 10:07 of the third period. Fired four shots on goal and finished with a negative-one rating.

Germany 3, Switzerland 5 (1/4/07): Scored two goals, Germany's first of the game at 5:48 of the first and Germany's second of the game at 17:35 of the first. Had two penaltie, a hooking call at 3:16 of the first and a roughing call at 19:28 of the second. Fired 6 shots on net and had a rating of plus-one.

Tournament Stats
6 GP | 5 G | 3 A | 8 PIM | 15 Shots | +/- +3

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