Monday, May 9, 2011

Canada Advances to Quarterfinals with Neal's GWG, Penguins Players Have Good Showing in IIHF World Championships

Both Michalek and Neal have been contributing to their teams' undefeated records at the IIHF World Championships and helped them advance to the Quarterfinals (they wrap up playing in the qualifying round today; Michalek's Czech Republic team finished in the top spot of Group E while Neal's Canada team is playing Sweden to determine the top spot in Group F as they are tied with 10 points each).

On Friday, Neal led all Canadian forwards with 17:26 minutes of ice time then scored the game-winning goal against Norway on Saturday.

Michalek had 22:09 minutes of ice time (a Czech Republic team high; second most minutes among all skaters) in their win over Slovakia.

I'd say that both Penguins players are representing their country and Pittsburgh pretty well ... GOOD LUCK, BOYS!!!

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