Monday, January 3, 2011

Barrie goes for gold

Kelowna Rockets defenceman Tyson Barrie will go for gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships Wednesday night.
Team Canada will face Russia.
Barrie is trying to become the first Rockets player since Jamie Benn and Tyler Myers in 2008 to win a gold at the high profile international tournament.
Ryan Huska, an assistant coach for Team Canada, is trying to become the first Rockets coach since Marcel Comeau in 1995 to win gold. Comeau led Canada to a win over Russia in the championship game in Red Deer.
Marc Habscheid won a silver medal as assistant coach in 2002 and head coach in 2003 before Jeff Truitt won a silver as Team Canada's video coach in 2004.
Rockets forward Mitchell Callahan, as a member of the USA, will play for bronze earlier in the day.


jaz301 said...

Barrie has done excellent in this tournament. He might not be getting the points, but he is doing his job which is defense. You see him out their battling for the puck. It is great. I have noticed the commentators have been talking quite a bit about Barrie and the Kelowna Rockets organization in general. Now I am not sure if this is because I only notice them when they say rockets or if they really are talking a lot about. But it is always nice to be noticed. Go Canada Go! or as the fans said today CA-NA-DA

Stu said...

Great showing by our Canadian are they still considered a lunch bucket team? Nice to see Barrie show he can compete and play with the best jr hockey players in the world.

So any word on Teemu Pulkkinen coming to the Rockets after the World Jr's?