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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Nino, Swiss finish 5th

The Swiss rallied from a 2-1 deficit and defeated Finland in a shotoout last
night 3-2 to earn 5th place at the World Jrs.

Nino Niederreiter had an assist on the tying goal; he was stopped in his
shootout attempt.

Nino, the Swiss captain, finishes the tourney with 2 goals and 2 assists in 6
game. (Only one teammate, Inti Pestoni, had more goals or points.) Nino
finished with a team-high 26 shots on goal.

Niederreiter will now rejoin the first place Portland Winter Hawks, who lead the
Western Conference with 53 points. (Only Kamloops has more: 61)

The other three Isles prospects will play today as the medals are decided.
Calvin deHaan and Casey Cizikas play for Gold for Canada tonight; Brock Nelson
plays for the US in the Bronze Medal this afternoon.


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home
telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on
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