Four Winterhawks Invited To World Jr. Camps

Winterhawks players Ryan Johansen, Brad Ross, Sven Bartschi and Nino Niederreiter have all been invited to participate in their countries’ World Junior Championship training camps. Johansen and Ross will attend Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp, while Bartschi and Niederreiter have been named to Switzerland’s pre-tournament roster.

Johansen and Ross will attend Canada’s selection camp from December 12-15 in Toronto, Canada as they vie for spots on Canada’s entry in the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship, which runs from December 26 – January 5 in Buffalo, New York. Johansen and Ross both attended Hockey Canada’s national junior team development camp in August.

Johansen has 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points in 26 games this season. He was the fourth overall pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft after amassing 25 goals and 44 assists for 69 points in 71 games as a rookie last season.

Ross is fourth in team scoring this season with 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points in 26 games. Ross was a second round selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In 161 career games with the Winterhawks he has 46 goals and 71 assists for 117 points in 161 games.

Bartschi has 39 points for the Winterhawks this season, ranking him second on the team, fifth overall in the WHL and first among all WHL rookies. Bartschi leads all WHL rookies this season in goals (18), points (39), power play goals (7), game-winning goals (5), plus/minus (+14) and is tied for the rookie lead in assists (21).

Niederreiter was the fifth overall selection of the New York Islanders in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and opened the season in New York, where he registered one goal and one assist in two games. Since returning to the Winterhawks he has eight goals and seven assists for 15 points in 16 games. He played for Switzerland at last year’s World Junior Championship, leading them to the semifinal. He had 10 points in seven games, including the game-tying and overtime game-winning goals in the quarterfinal against Russia, and was named to the tournament All-Star team.

Full season, 18, 10 and 5-game ticket plans for the 2010-11 season are on sale now. Group rates start at just 10 people and every ticket includes a free Winterhawks hat. Contact the Winterhawks at 503-236-HAWK or to secure the best locations.

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