Monday, December 31, 2012
Bergeron sparks Canada in Spengler Cup
By James Murphy
Current and future Bruins continued to shine in international competition Monday.
Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron had a goal and three assists to help Canada win the Spengler Cup championship. Bergeron and Tyler Seguin both had been playing in Switzerland for HC Lugano and HC Biel respectively, before being reunited as linemates for Hockey Canada at the Spengler Cup. Bergeron finished the tournament with a goal and four assists while Seguin had a goal and an assist. Both players will return to North America in the hopes that the NHL will open for business in January.
In the World Junior Championships, the Bruins' first-round picks from the last two NHL drafts, defenseman Dougie Hamilton and goalie Malcolm Subban, came up big and helped Canada reach the semifinals with a 4-1 win over defending champion Russia. Hamilton scored the first goal of the game on a five-minute power play and Subban made 21 saves to hold the host Russians at bay and keep the home crowd silent in Ufa, Russia. Hamilton now has a goal and an assist in four games while Subban has won all four games for Canada.