The Boston Bruins currently have three of their prospects playing in the IIHF World Junior Championships in Canada, representing three different countries. Here are the Bruins prospects representing their countries on the world stage.
Dans Locmellis (2022 4th round) is playing for Latvia and has 1 point in four games. He hasn’t had the best showing in the tournament and Latvia will be playing their final game on Wednesday when the tournament finishes off the group stage. Latvia had a tough draw with Canada and Finland in their group so it was difficult seeing them advance out of the group unless there were some upsets. The 18-year-old will go back home to play for his junior team there.
Riley Duran (2020 6th round) is representing Woburn Massachusetts and the United States who currently lead their group with 12 points in the standings and an undefeated record. Duran currently has 2 goals and 3 assists for a total of 5 points. He plays college Hockey at Providence College where last year he put up 10 goals and 9 assists and played all 38 games. The United States is set to win the group having the best record and in the event of a tie with Sweden, the US has won the only game they’ve played in the tournament. The United States takes on Czechia in their final group stage game of the World Juniors on Wednesday, August 17, at 10:30. As the winner of the group, they will play Finland in the Semi-final times have yet to be announced.
Fabian Lysell (2021 21st overall) has been solid for the Swedish team posting 4 points in the same number of games. Sweden is second in their group behind the United States which handed the swedes their only loss in the group stage. Lysell is coming off of an outstanding rookie season for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL in Canada. putting up 22 goals and 40 assists for the Giants who made history in the playoffs despite being bounced early. Lysell was solid in the postseason with 21 playoff points. Lysell seems to prove time and time again that he can perform at or above the level he is currently at and could be seen in Boston as soon as this season.
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