We begin our Euro Trip in England. Matt Beleskey has made some noise on the ice this past week after a slow start. In his first game, the winger did not record a point in a 4-1 loss to the team from Belfast. Beleskey was called for a two minute cross-checking penalty in the second period of that game, but it was killed off. The next game, Nottingham shut down the entire team in an 8-0 drubbing at home. The 24 year old helped in a 4-1 win at Cardiff with two assists Wednesday. Earlier today the Windsor, Ontario native notched a goal and an assist in a losing effort to Cardiff 6-3.
Next stop is the Swedish Allsvenskan League to catch up with Viktor Fasth and Cam Fowler. Fasth has not played since October due to a hip injury, so his totals have not changed. Fowler on the other hand has increased his assist total to five giving him a total of 7 points. Fowler is +7 on the year.
In Switzerland, Luca Sbisa has had no change on his goals or assists, but has dropped to a -1 on the season.
Nick Bonino has been on a tear. in his last two games he has notched 3 goals and 4 assists. Bonino scored the equalizer in a December 21st tilt that sent the game into overtime. In the extra frame, the Uniontown, CT native got the primary assist on the game winner. The next game, Bonino had a hand in the last four of HC Neumarkt Egna Riwega’s five goals. He iced the game on a power play goal late in the game giving his team the 5-3 victory.