WJC 2011: Kassian and Foligno Having Impressive Championships

Zack Kassian and Marcus Foligno have had impressive tournaments in the World Junior Championships in Buffalo. Foligno has two goals in five games and making noise with some great shots and big hits including this big hit against Sweden on Friday:

The Sabres seem to be happy with Foligno's progression and has 33 points in 28 games with the Sudbury Wolves this season. At 19, this will be Foligno's last season with the Wolves and barring an impressive training camp, will be with the Portland Pirates next season. 

Zack Kassian impressed many in his first preseason game with his willingness to throw the body around. That hasn't changed in the World Junior Championships as Kassian was suspended for two games due to a illegal check to the head against the Czech Republic:

Kassian was sent back to Windsor to grow some aspects of his game and is poised to make a run at the Sabres's roster next season with a good training camp. 

The Canadians beat the Swiss last night 4-1 and will take on the Americans at 7:30 pm for the right to face the Russians in the Gold Medal Game. The last time these two teams met, it was the gold medal game in 2010 and John Carlson, a member of the Washington Capitals, scored the game winning goal in overtime. The Americans and Canadians have won the last seven gold medals. 

Consider this an open thread for the US/Canada game tonight

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Die By The Blade

You must be a member of Die By The Blade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Die By The Blade. You should read them.

Join Die By The Blade

You must be a member of Die By The Blade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Die By The Blade. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker