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NYR Players/Prospects at World tourney: May 18 Recap

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Rangers prospect Martin Richter competed at the 2006 World Championship tournament in Riga, Latvia on Thursday. Here is a look at his performance:


RichterMartin Richter
Position: Defense
Team: Czech Republic
Team Standing: Advanced to semifinals
Richter's Tournament Scoring to Date: 7 games, 0 goals, 2 assists
May 18: Czech Republic 4, Russia 3 (OT) (at Arena Riga)

Richter did not pick up a point, but his Czech team was the talk of the tournament with a 4-3 overtime win over a favored Russia team that featured NHL star Alexander Ovechkin. Zbynek Irgl notched the winner at 7:58 of OT for the Czechs, who will play in the semifinals on Saturday.

In another quarterfinal game at the World Championship tournament on Thursday, Finland shut out Belarus 3-0.
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