Blue Jackets Prospects Shine at the 2005 Canada/Russia Challenge

Friday, 12.02.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Kris Russell scored the first goal of the game as Team WHL defeated the Russian Selects, 3-1 on Thursday, Dec. 1, to help Canada skate to perfect 6-0 record at the 2005 Canada/Russia Challenge.

The Tournament, which was held from Nov. 21 – Dec. 1, put an all-star team made up of Russians against an all-star team comprised of the QMJHL, the OHL and the WHL.

Team QMJHL began the tournament posting a 2-0 record against the Russian Selects, winning 7-4 on Day 1, and 6-4 on Day 2 of the event.

Two CBJ prospects also played for Team OHL, helping the squad to a perfect 2-0 record against the Russian Selects. D Kyle Wharton scored 0-1-1 in two games and G Dan La Costa went 1-0 with a 2.00 GAA saving 25-of-27 shots in his start, a 5-2 victory on Nov. 24. Team OHL also won, 5-1 on Nov. 28.

Team WHL capped the tournament posting two victories, 9-2 on Nov. 30, and 3-1 on Dec. 1 to conclude the tournament.

Entering this season, La Costa, Columbus’ third pick, 93rd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, had appeared in 111 OHL games, posting a 50-32-8 record with a 3.02 GAA and five shut outs for Owen Sound and Barrie. This season he is 14-5-1-1 with a 2.40 GAA and a .924 SV% leading the OHL in GAA, SV % and shut outs (3) while being tied for second in wins.

Wharton, Columbus’ second pick, 59th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, has skated in 27 games for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds posting 5-11-16.

Russell, drafted this past year with Columbus’ third pick, 67th overall in the 2005 Draft, has appeared in 25 games for the Medicine Hat Tigers, posting 6-15-21.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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