Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound left wing was part of NHL Central Scouting's Futures List as a player to watch for the 2014 NHL Draft from the USHL. Regarded as a skilled forward, Malone had six goals, 27 points and a plus-12 rating in 50 games for the Fighting Saints in 2012-13. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2015, Malone has offered to maintain a blog during his team's stay in Omsk, Russia, while competing in the 2013 Junior Club World Cup that runs Aug. 25-31.
Hello again hockey fans!
Two games are in the books for the Dubuque Fighting Saints here at the 2013 Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia. We are 1-1 after opening with a loss to Latvia's HC Riga, but following it up with a big win over the Czech Republic's Vitkovice Steel.
We came out really fast in our second game and played an overall great team game. Our goalie Christian Frey was great and we earned a 2-0 shutout. We had a lot of great chances in our first two games, but I thought we really showed that we are starting to gel and come together as a team in that game. We worked hard, stuck to our game plan and were rewarded for it.