There are only two games of World Junior action on the schedule for today and Nikolaj Ehlers is the only Winnipeg Jets prospect set to lace up his skates. He will aim to sustain the momentum he built yesterday and carry his team out of the preliminary round.
Yesterday's Tournament Action
All six of the Winnipeg Jets World Junior prospects saw the ice last night with a couple, Nik Ehlers and Jan Kostalek going head to head. Both players factored into the scoring (Ehlers 2A, Kostalek 1G) in what could be one of the most pivotal games of the Preliminary round.
Josh Morrissey was the only other Jets prospect to pick up a point. He has an assist in each of Canada's last two games. Winnipeg's Winterhawks were both blanked, but Nic Petan still leads the tournament in scoring with six points in three games. Petan and De Leo will go head to head tomorrow.
Ehlers pass (WOW!):
Today's Tournament Schedule
|15||Preliminary||B||Tue Dec 30||4:00 PM CST||TSN|
|16||Preliminary||A||Tue Dec 30||7:00 PM CST||TSN|
Nikolaj Ehlers stands alone and while he isn't actually alone, he and his linemates (Oliver Bjorkstrand and Mads Eller) need to carry the mail for team Denmark. And Denmark really needs a point. Yesterday's loss to the Czechs left Denmark tied with the Czech team in the standings, but also handed over the main tiebreaker. If the Danes want to advance in the tournament, they need to pick up a point versus the Swiss team. They also need Russia to beat the Czech team in regulation. If the Danes lose in regulation, they are toast - anything more provides hope.
Let's go Danes!