Friday, November 30, 2012

Leafs' Cirtek to represent Austria at WJC

Press Release

The Laconia Leafs have announced that Austrian-born Phillip Cirtek will represent his country at the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championships, which will be contested from Dec. 9-15 in France.

Cirtek, a 1994-born forward from Klegenfurt, has three goals and an assist through 22 games with the Leafs this season.

“Philipp has been a great addition to our team,” Leafs head coach Joe Cardarelli said of the 6-foot-2, 194-pounder. “His hard work, on and off the ice, has paid off with his invitation to play for his country at the World Junior Championships.”

Austria will compete in the Division I Group A championships, along with Belarus, France, Denmark, Norway and Slovenia.

“The entire Leafs organization will be rooting for Phillip’s and Austria's success in France next month,” Cardarelli added.

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