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Kveton helps Czechs to fifth-place WJC finish

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Daily World Junior Championships updates


Rangers prospect David Kveton completed his run at the World Junior Championships on Thursday by helping the Czech Republic to a fifth-place finish.

The Czechs beat Finland 6-2 in their final game of the tournament, played in Leksand, Sweden. The win came just two days after Kveton's team fell to host Sweden in the quarterfinals. They finished the World Juniors with a 3-3-0 record.

Friday's gold-medal game will feature four Blueshirts draft picks. Marc Staal, Tom Pyatt and Marc-Andre Cliche will skate for Canada against a Russian team that includes Artem Anisimov.

Kveton played on the Czech Republic's fourth line on Thursday. He did not record any points or taken any penalties.

In a relegation-round game on Thursday in Mora, Sweden, Rangers prospect Tomas Zaborsky's Slovak team crushed Belarus 9-0. The victory was Slovakia's first win of the tournament, and Zaborsky picked up a goal and an assist in the game.

Slovakia finished the tournament at 1-5, good for eighth place in the 10-team field.

Thursday's outing the highest-scoring game of the tournament for the Rangers' 2006 fifth-round draft pick, who currently plays for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. Zaborsky led all players with six shots on goal on Thursday, and he finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

Zaborsky scored the Slovaks' seventh goal with only eight seconds remaining in the second period. He earlier had the lone assist on Slovakia's fifth goal, scored by Julius Sinkovic at 10:54 of the second.

RANGERS PROSPECTS IN THE TOURNAMENT

Anisimov ARTEM ANISIMOV
Team: Russia               Postion: Center
Height: 6-3                     Weight: 187 lbs.
Born: May 24, 1988    
Biography
shim
Tournament Stats GP G A PTS PIM
5 2 1 3 2
Tournament Schedule
Date Opponent Result Stats
Dec. 26 Czech Republic 3-2 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 28 Switzerland 6-0 W 1-0-1-2
Dec. 29 Belarus 6-1 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 31 Finland 5-0 W 0-1-1-0
Jan. 3 Sweden 4-2 W 1-0-1-0
Jan. 5 Canada - -

Cliche MARK-ANDRE CLICHE
Team: Canada              Postion: Forward
Height: 6-1                     Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: Mar. 23, 1987    
Biography
shim
Tournament Stats GP G A PTS PIM
5 0 0 0 4
Tournament Schedule
Date Opponent Result Stats
Dec. 26 Sweden 2-0 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 27 USA 6-3 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 29 Germany 3-1 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 31 Slovakia 3-0 W 0-0-0-4
Jan. 3 USA 2-1 W (SO) 0-0-0-0
Jan. 5 Russia - -

Cliche DAVID KVETON
Team: Czech Republic               Postion: Right Wing
Height: 5-11                                   Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: Jan. 3, 1988                      
Biography
shim
Tournament Stats GP G A PTS PIM
6 0 0 0 0
Tournament Schedule
Date Opponent Result Stats
Dec. 26 Russia 2-3 L 0-0-0-0
Dec. 28 Finland 2-6 L 0-0-0-0
Dec. 30 Belarus 2-1 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 31 Switzerland 4-2 W 0-0-0-0
Jan. 2 Sweden 1-5 L 0-0-0-0
Jan. 4 Finland 6-2 W 0-0-0-0

Pyatt TOM PYATT
Team: Canada                 Postion: Forward
Height: 5-11                      Weight: 182 lbs.
Born: Feb. 14, 1987        
Biography
shim
Tournament Stats GP G A PTS PIM
5 1 2 3 2
Tournament Schedule
Date Opponent Result Stats
Dec. 26 Sweden 2-0 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 27 USA 6-3 W 1-1-2-0
Dec. 29 Germany 3-1 W 0-1-1-0
Dec. 31 Slovakia 3-0 W 0-0-0-2
Jan. 3 USA 2-1 W (SO) 0-0-0-0
Jan. 5 Russia - -

Staal MARC STAAL
Team: Canada                 Postion: Defense
Height: 6-4                         Weight: 204 lbs.
Born: Jan. 13, 1987        
Biography
shim
Tournament Stats GP G A PTS PIM
5 0 0 0 0
Tournament Schedule
Date Opponent Result Stats
Dec. 26 Sweden 2-0 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 27 USA 6-3 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 29 Germany 3-1 W 0-0-0-0
Dec. 31 Slovakia 3-0 W 0-0-0-0
Jan. 3 USA 2-1 W (SO) 0-0-0-0
Jan. 5 Russia - -

Zaborsky TOMAS ZABORSKY
Team: Slovakia                Postion: Forward
Height: 5-11                      Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: Nov. 14, 1987       
Biography
shim
Tournament Stats GP G A PTS PIM
6 1 2 3 4
Tournament Schedule
Date Opponent Result Stats
Dec. 27 Germany 2-4 L 0-0-0-0
Dec. 28 Sweden 3-6 L 0-1-1-0
Dec. 30 USA 1-6 L 0-0-0-0
Dec. 31 Canada 0-3 L 0-0-0-2
Jan. 2 Switzerland 1-2 L 0-0-0-2
Jan. 4 Belarus 9-0 W 1-1-2-0
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