Friday, December 3, 2010

THE MacBETH REPORT:
Some news regarding teams, other than Canada, that will play in the World Junior Championship, which opens Dec. 26 in Buffalo . . .
CZECH REPUBLIC — No European camp. Camp in Detroit, Dec. 15-18, then in Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 19-24. Exhibition games scheduled against the U.S. on Dec. 21 and Germany on Dec. 22. . . . Roster includes D David Musil of the Vancouver Giants, D Marek Hrbas of the Edmonton Oil Kings, F Roman Horak and F Robin Soudek, both of the Chilliwack Bruins, and F Antonin Honejsek of the Moose Jaw Warriors.
FINLAND — No roster announced yet. The junior team plays 12 league games in Mestis (the second level) during the fall and it has two games remaining — Dec. 13 and 14. . . . Camp will run in Vierumäki, Finland, Dec. 12-16, then move to Toronto, Dec. 18-25. . . . Finland is scheduled to play one exhibition game, against Canada, on Dec. 23 in Kitchener.
GERMANY — Preliminary roster includes F Marcel Noebels of the Seattle Thunderbirds and F Bernhard Keil of the Kamloops Blazers. . . . Camp in Fussen, Germany, Dec. 15-18, and Buffalo, Dec. 18-24.
NORWAY — No European camp. Team meets in Oslo on Dec. 16 and flies to Buffalo on Dec. 17. . . . Exhibition games agains Slovakia on Dec. 21 and the U.S. on Dec. 23, both in Jamestown, N.Y.
RUSSIA — Nothing available yet.
SLOVAKIA — European roster announced and players will attend camp in Hamuliakovo, Slovakia, Dec. 6-15. Camp will move to Jamestown, N.Y., Dec. 17-24. . . . Will select 15 players from the camp in Slovakia to bring to Jamestown and add eight from North America. The North American contingent should include D Martin Marincin of the Prince George Cougars and C Dalibor Bortnak of the Kamloops Blazers, just for starters. . . . Exhibition games scheduled for Dec. 21, against Norway, and Dec. 23, against Russia, both in Jamestown.
SWEDEN — Camp in Upplands Väsby, Sweden, Dec. 13-17, and in St. Catharines, Ont., Dec. 19-25. . . . Exhibition games versus Canada, Dec. 21, in Toronto, and versus Switzerland, Dec. 23, in St. Catharines.
SWITZERLAND — Camp in Arosa, Switzerland, Dec. 13-16, and Oshawa, Dec. 18-24; exhibition games against Canada, Dec. 20, in Oshawa, and against Sweden, Dec. 22, in St. Catharines. . . . Training camp includes F Nino Niederreiter and Sven Bartschi, both of the Portland Winterhawks and D Dave Sutter of the Seattle Thunderbirds.
UNITED STATES — Preliminary roster to be announced Tuesday. . . . Camp opens in Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 16. . . . Exhibition games against RPI on Dec. 19, in Troy, N.Y.; Czech Republic, on Dec. 21, in Rochester; and, Norway, on Dec. 23, in Jamestown, N.Y.
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