ESG would like to wish Mattias Sholl of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL) continued success as he embarks on a trip abroad with Team NAHL to compete in the 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup.
The annual tournament, which is sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), brings together world-class junior hockey clubs from various countries for competition. Games will be played at the Shayba Arena, which is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena located at Sochi Olympic Park in Adler.
Team NAHL will be in Pool B and will compete in round-robin play against Oulun Karpat (Finland), Red Bull Salzburg (Austria), and HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech Republic). Pool A features Lokomotiv (Russia), Albert Junior Hockey League (Canada), Modo Hockey (Sweden), and HC Davos (Switzerland).
Sholl, a 2000 born netminder who calls Hermosa Beach (CA) home, finished an impressive rookie season with the Ice Dogs where he recorded an NAHL best GAA (1.69) and Save % (.935), including being named to the NAHL All Rookie Second Team.
Best of luck to all athletes.