The New England Hockey Journal’s Kirk Luedeke contributes an in-depth feature to the Boston Bruins Prospect Report. This edition’s feature focuses on the organization’s ties to the upcoming World Junior Championship.
BostonBruins.com — The holidays are right around the corner, and hardcore hockey fans know what that means: the annual International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship tournaments are where the top junior talent is showcased.
This is the most prestigious international competition for players under 20 representing the globe’s top hockey powers. The Boston Bruins will have at least one player competing in the main tournament in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta later this month. The team also has a presence in Germany, where the separate World Jr. Division I tournament is currently going on between countries who did not qualify for the main bracket of 10 countries.
Defenseman Dougie Hamilton, the team’s top choice (ninth overall) in last June’s NHL Entry Draft, was named to Team Canada’s final roster this week. He joins forward Freddie Hamilton (a fifth-round pick of San Jose in 2010) as the first brother duo to play on the same Canadian WJC squad in 30 years (Randy and Mike Moller skated together on the 1982 WJC entry).