The 'more refined' Tinordi
For many amateur scouts, the road to the 2010 NHL draft is taking a stop in Minsk, Belarus, this week for the 2010 Under-18 Six Nations tournament. The tourney, which began yesterday, runs through Sunday.
On Tuesday, Team USA got off to a good start with a 5-2 win over Finland. Pennsylvania-native Brandon Saad recorded a hat trick to lead the young Americans. Michigan-born netminder Jack Campbell -- yes, the same Jack Campbell that backstopped Team USA to a gold medal win at the World Junior Championship (Under-20) last month -- made 21 saves to earn the win. The Michigan-born puckstopper could be the first goaltender selected at the draft.
The Americans face host nation Belarus today and Sweden on Thursday before getting a day off. They'll finish the competition with games against Russia (Saturday) and the Czech Republic (Sunday).
Team USA D Jarred Tinordi, the son of former NHL blueliner Mark Tinordi, is among those teenagers being scrutinized by scouts during the tournament. The 6-foot-5, 202-pound Tinordi is long and lean like his dad. He appears to have similar leadership skills, too.
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