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Andrews, Canada Captures 2002 Spengler Cup

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Canada's National Men's Team capped off a perfect 2002 Spengler Cup with a 3-2 win over the host team, HC Davos (Switzerland), in the tournament final on December 31. The game was played in front of a sold-out Davos Arena (7,680) as Canada went undefeated in the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record.

Hartford Wolf Pack rookie center Bobby Andrews was a member of Canada's championship squad, appearing in the first international competition of his career. In the five games, Andrews tallied a goal and an assist and posted a plus-two rating for the victorious Canadian team.

"I felt I played well and it was great to be a part of something like that," the Birtle, Manitoba native told the Hartford Courant upon his return to the Wolf Pack.

"Every kid wants to play for Team Canada growing up, so to have the opportunity was just amazing, especially to come out on top at 5-0."

Andrews has posted four assists in 20 games with Hartford this season, his first professional campaign.

The 6-1, 188-pounder recorded 41 goals and 62 assists for 103 points, along with 208 penalty minutes in 138 matches with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks over the past four seasons. He was signed as a free agent by the Rangers on March 19, 2002.
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