USA Picks Beniers, Canada Selects Energy for World Championship
5/14/2021 1:15:00 PM
// Kristy McNeil
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Matty Beniers and Owen Power of the College of Michigan ice hockey workforce have been chosen to compete within the 2021 IIHF Males’s World Championship. Beniers will symbolize the US, and Energy will symbolize Canada.
The World Championship will probably be held Might 21-June 6 in Latvia. The 16 groups, cut up into Teams A and B, will play a round-robin format within the preliminary spherical with the highest 4 groups from every group advancing to the quarterfinals. USA and Canada are each members of Group B.
Canada will face the host nation within the first sport of the match on Might 21, whereas USA will tackle Finland in its first sport on Might 22.
An All-Massive Ten honorable point out and All-Freshman Group choice, Beniers led the convention in on-ice score with a +21, rating him eighth nationally. He collected 24 factors, with 10 objectives and 14 assists in 24 video games, and ranked fourth amongst the nation’s rookies in factors per sport.
Beniers joins an elite group of Wolverines which have been on each the World Junior and World Championship groups in the identical season. They embrace: Jack Johnson (2007), Jacob Trouba (2013), Dylan Larkin (2015) and Quinn Hughes (2018 and 2019).
The School Hockey Information Rookie of the Yr, Energy was on the All-Massive Ten second workforce and All-Freshman Group and a finalist for the league’s Freshman of the Yr. Energy was the top-scoring rookie defenseman within the league with 16 factors, with three objectives and 13 assists. He was on the ice for 31 objectives and completed a +18, with 40 blocked pictures and simply three penalties.
Energy is the primary Wolverine to be named to the Canadian roster since Mike Cammalleri, who was a member of the 2007 gold-medal-winning squad.
This marks the sixth time within the final eight World Championships that gamers coming off a season with Michigan have been chosen for the occasion. The listing consists of Quinn Hughes in 2018 and 2019; the C-C-M line of JT Compher, Kyle Connor and Tyler Motte in 2017; Dylan Larkin in 2015; and Jacob Trouba in 2013.
Thirty-nine Wolverines have performed within the World Championship, together with 32 for the US, six for Canada and one for Austria. Michigan gamers have introduced dwelling 14 medals (three gold, two silver and 9 bronze).