TD Bank
Features

Hamilton, Subban & Grzelcyk Hit the Ice

Friday, 08.10.2012 / 9:39 AM ET / Features
Boston Bruins
X
Share with your Friends


Hamilton, Subban & Grzelcyk Hit the Ice
In their first competitive hockey action of the season, Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban, and Matt Grzelcyk have helped their respective teams to some key wins against international competition.

BostonBruins.com – In their first competitive hockey action of the season, Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban, and Matthew Grzelcyk have helped their respective teams to some key wins against international competition.

In Lake Placid, NY, Grzelcyk is competing as a part of Team USA at their National Junior Evaluation Camp. He made the overall roster of 34 players following camp scrimmages, and has skated in the team’s first two games.

On Wednesday, Grzelcyk didn’t register a point in Team USA’s 5-2 victory over Finland at Herb Brooks Arena. However, the Charlestown-native notched his first point of the tournament Thursday with a second period assist in Team USA’s 10-2 rout over Sweden. Grzelcyk’s pass found former USNTDP teammate Nicolas Kerdiles, who converted it into a 6-1 lead for the U.S.

Grzelcyk and Team USA will have Friday off before finishing the Evaluation Camp Saturday afternoon with a rematch against Finland.

On the other side of the globe, fellow B’s prospects Subban and Hamilton led Team Canada to a 3-2 win against Russia in Game One of the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge.

After three second-period goals, Hamilton connected on a shot from the point for a power-play goal to push Canada’s lead to 3-1. The defenseman’s blast proved to ultimately be the game-winner, as Canada withstood Russia’s third period attack, thanks in large part to the goaltending of Subban.

Subban, whom Boston tabbed with the 24th pick in June’s Entry Draft, showed his athleticism and upside between the pipes, stopping 19 of the 21 shots he faced. The netminder made 11 of his saves in a tense third period, in which his only goal allowed came off the stick of 2012 first overall pick Nail Yakupov.

Following his performance, Subban was named player of the game, and received a special honor from his Team Canada coach, Steve Spott.

“We've got a player of the game type of gag where we're giving out a cape in honor of the guys from Canada's 1972 team that we consider heroes of our country," Spott told the media. "We're calling Subban the hero of the day, and he gets the cape with our logo.

"He was outstanding, making key saves at key times.”

Both Subban and Hamilton will look to continue their strong play Friday in Game Two of the series, which will also be held in Yaroslavl, Russia. The final two games will be held on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

---Travis Basciotta

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 81 23 32 2 55
L. Eriksson 81 22 25 1 47
M. Lucic 81 18 26 13 44
C. Soderberg 82 13 31 10 44
B. Marchand 77 24 18 5 42
D. Hamilton 72 10 32 -3 42
R. Smith 81 13 27 7 40
T. Krug 78 12 27 13 39
D. Krejci 47 7 24 7 31
C. Kelly 80 7 21 6 28
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 34 21 13 .922 2.30
N. Svedberg 7 5 1 .918 2.33
Hallmark Health System
BRUINS FAN POLL
 
Friendly's - Official Family Restaurant and Ice Cream of the Boston Bruins
Jack Links
NHL Ticket Exchange
Dunkin' Donuts Perks   AMI Graphics   Geico - Aim for savings

Click the instant ticket and enter to win Second Chance Drawings