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WJC Update: Three Hawks Tally In Openers

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks will keep you up to date on the progress of the Top 20 Blackhawk Prospects (list below) throughout the 2005-06 season.

North American

D Cam Barker, Medicine Hat (WHL): Team Canada Head Coach Brent Sutter paired Barker with defenseman Kris Russell in Canada's 5-1 victory over Finland to open the WJC on Monday in British Columbia ... Canada battles Switzerland on Wednesday night.

C/RW Dan Bertram, Boston College (College): Bertram was on a line with Ryan O'Marra in Canada's 5-1 win over Finland on Monday ... Team Canada looks to improve to 2-0 after battling Switzerland on Wednesday.

RW Michael Blunden, Erie (OHL):
Blunden skated on Team Canada's top line with Benoit Pouliot in a 5-1 opening round victory over Finland on Monday ... Canada skates against Switzerland on Wednesday night.

C Dave Bolland, London (OHL): Bolland recorded a goal in Team Canada's 5-1 win over Finland on Monday ... He was on a line with Andrew Cogliano ... Team Canada battles Team Switzerland on Wednesday.

C/LW Nathan Davis, Miami Ohio (College):
Davis went scoreless in Team USA's 11-2 mauling of Team Norway on Monday night in the team's WJC opening game ... USA outshot Norway 55-19 in the contest ... The Americans battle Finland on Wednesday night.

LW Karel Hromas, Everett (WHL):
Hromas tallied the opening goal in Team Czech Republic's 5-1 win over Latvia on Monday ... Hromas is Team Czech Republic's captain for this tournament ... Czech Republic battles Sweden on Wednesday.

RW Jack Skille, Wisconsin (College): Skille recorded a goal in Team USA's dominating 11-2 win over Norway on Monday night ... Skille and Team USA battle Team Finland on Wednesday.


C Jakub Sindel, Plzen (CZE): Sindel went scoreless in Czech Republic's opening round win over Latvia on Monday ... Team Czech Republic skates against Team Sweden on Wednesday.

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Top 20 Prospects (subject to change)

Adam Berti (Erie)
Bryan Bickell (Ottawa)
Michael Blunden (Erie)
David Bolland (London)
Evan Brophey (Plymouth)
Ryan Garlock (Windsor)
David Kuchejda (Sault Ste. Marie)

Cam Barker (Medicine Hat)
Troy Brouwer (Moose Jaw)

Dan Bertram (Boston College)
Adam Burish (Wisconsin)
Jacob Dowell (Wisconsin)
Matt Ford (Wisconsin)
Chris Porter (North Dakota)
Jack Skille (Wisconsin)

Jakub Sindel (Plzen)

Petri Kontiola (Tappara)
Jari Viuhkola (Karpat)

Denis Istomin (Vityaz Chekhov)

Jonas Nordqvist (Lulea HF)

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