There may not be any NHL hockey right now — and at this rate, we may not see any all season — but that doesn’t mean there’s no good hockey being played anywhere.
One of the premier hockey tournaments in the world is just around the corner, and while this world tournament doesn’t feature many NHL players, there are plenty of future NHLers set to take the ice in Russia.
The 2013 IIHF world junior championship begins next week in Ufa, Russia, and there will be plenty of future Boston Bruins in attendance. The annual showcase of the world’s finest hockey players under the age of 20 will feature some of the B’s top prospects.
Team Canada, for which this tournament is essentially a matter of life and death, will feature two of the Bruins’ recent first-round pick. Dougie Hamilton, who the Bruins took with the No. 9 pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft, will don the Canadian sweater for the tournament. So, too, will Bruins 2012 first-round pick Malcolm Subban, who will be one of the three Team ...