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22/11/2016

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Brendon Dillon, Justin Schultz and T. Lonnie Chisenhall Authentic Jersey .J. Brodie are all making their international debut for Canada at this years world championship and they will be counted on when the Canadians face Sweden later today. Catch Canada taking on Sweden on TSN and TSN Mobile TV, today at 2pm et/11am pt. You can also listen to the game on TSN Radio 1050 and TSN.ca/Toronto. Dillon "went in to clobber a guy" during one of his first shifts at the IIHF World Championship and came up empty. "He turned the other way," the Canadian defenceman said. "I was like how come you had so much time?" If theres a "welcome to the NHL moment" for NHL rookies, that was Dillons "welcome to international hockey" experience. Head coach Lindy Ruff says young NHL defencemen have it tough adjusting to the wider international ice surface. One stride out of position can mean embarrassment. "If you get caught a little outside on the bigger ice, which were not used to . . . when youre back home you can make that recovery," he said. "Here, you find youve got an extra ways to go. Playing against players who are used to playing on the big ice for the most part, its a little bit of a disadvantage for them." Luke Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers and Dillons Stars teammate Stephane Robidas have the most international experience of the seven defenceman. Along with Brian Campbell of the Florida Panthers, who has represented Canada in a world junior championship, theyre logging the big minutes on defence. Jay Harrison of the Carolina Hurricanes has also played for Canadas junior team. Ruff doesnt have the luxury of easing his novice defencemen into the international game. Hes thrown them into the fire in Canadas two wins and a shootout loss to open the tournament. Dillon averaged just over 17 minutes, Schultz about 14 and Brodie just under 13 per game. Schultz and Brodie each have an assist for their first international points. "If you break down the three games, theyve all had real good moments," Ruff said. "I think theyve had some nerves in some of the games, but I think overall theyve performed well." Canada (2-0-1) faces Sweden today and Belarus on Friday in the Stockholm group. Switzerland (4-0-0) continued its unbeaten run Wednesday with a 7-1 win over Slovenia (0-3-1), While Sweden (3-1-0) cruised to a 5-1 win over Norway (2-2-0). Germany (1-2-1) earned a 2-0 shutout over Austria (1-3-0), while the United States (3-1-0) skated to a 4-1 win over Finland (3-1-0) in the Helsinki pool. Ruff continues to rotate his goaltenders in the preliminary round, and will send Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes back into Canadas net against Sweden. Smith, from Kingston, Ont., made 26 saves in regulation and stopped six of eight in a shootout in Canadas 3-2 loss to the Swiss on Sunday. "I got the nerves out of my system in the first one and felt pretty comfortable after the first period," Smith said. "Hopefully I can continue that in the next game here." The hosts are expected to start Jhonas Enroth of the Buffalo Sabres in net. Enroth was coached by Ruff until Buffalo fired him in February. "Two years ago, he was the reason we got in the playoffs when Ryan Miller got hurt," Ruff recalled. Dillon and Robidas will face their Stars teammate and Swedish forward Loui Eriksson on Thursday. "Hes got sneaky speed," Robidas said. "He can get behind the defence and he has a quick release, quick on rebounds and stuff like that. Weve got to be aware and make sure we know where he is on the ice at all times." The Vancouver Canucks were eliminated from the first round of NHL playoffs early Wednesday morning Stockholm time. Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis won gold in 2007 and silver in both 2008 and 2009 with Canada at world championships. Canada has room for three more players on the roster, but Ruff was noncommittal on extending invitations. "We havent made any decisions yet," the coach said. "Im sure theres players were going to talk about, but we havent yet." Dillon says he was having dinner at Robidass house in Dallas when he received a phone call from Steve Yzerman. The Tampa Bay Lightning GM is also executive director of Canadas national team. Yzerman invited Dillon to play in the world championship. Robidas was issued an invitation the following day. "He said I didnt want you to go on your own, so Ill come too," Dillon said. Youd never guess from Dillons six-foot-three, 228-pound frame that he was five foot two at 15. Dillon was five foot 11 and just over 160 pounds in his second year with the Western Hockey Leagues Seattle Thunderbirds. "I was trying to eat everything and anything," he recalled. While Dillons learning to choose his spots in dishing out big checks, hes discovered he can showcase other aspects of his game. "Youre able to skate and thats maybe one of my better attributes," he said. "Youre able to join plays and make plays more so its been good." Schultz, from Kelowna, B.C., is offensively skilled with eight goals and 19 assists in 48 games for the Oilers in his rookie season. He played for the Oklahoma City Barons during the lockout and was named the AHLs top defenceman with 18 goals and 30 assists in 34 games. He has experience on the wide ice as a former member of the NCAAs Wisconsin Badgers, but says its still been an adjustment after playing in the AHL and NHL this season. Positioning is key. "Not getting caught in areas where their forwards can beat you to the middle," Schultz explained. "Theres a lot of room out there and they can find areas where they can expose you. Its being cautious about where you are on the ice." The tournament has been a learning curve for Brodie, from Dresden, Ont. On his first penalty kill of the tournament, Denmark captain Morten Green split the defence and went up the middle to score. "I wasnt really ready for that, just the time he had," Brodie said. "I havent felt the best about my game, but Im just trying to get better each day and get used to it more each day." Bob Feller Indians Jersey . Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 at 7pm et. The Raptors traded Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings on Monday, in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. Joe Carter Authentic Jersey . -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.clevelandindiansfanshop.com/Ricky-Vaughn-indians-jersey/ . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win.Jimmy White has fallen at the opening hurdle in his bid to return to the World Snooker Championship for the first time in a decade. Six times a World Championship runner-up, White suffered an agonising 10-9 loss to World No 65 Gerard Greene in the first round of qualifying this year. White, who made his last appearance in the first round at the Crucible in 2006, looked set to advance when he led 9-7, but Greene reeled off the final three frames to proggress. Satchel Paige Indians Jersey. 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