On Wednesday, the Blackhawks were once again well represented at the World Junior Championships.
The United States lost to Finland 3-1, but the lone goal for the USA came from Hawks’ prospect Brandon Saad. Stephen Johns was especially impressive on the blue line early in the game, and Adam Clendening was solid as well.
In other action, Chicago prospects Ludvig Rensfeldt and Joakim Nordstrom continued to lead Sweden. Rensfeldt had a goal and an assist in Sweden’s 4-3 shootout win, and Nordstrom added a power play goal.
Rensfeldt is now tied for fourth in the tournament with five points (one goal, four assists) with only two games played. His four assists rank third in the tournament behind two skaters who have played a third game already. More impressively, his five points have come on only three shots on net.
The USA and Sweden are both in action on Friday.