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Klavdiev to represent Belarus

By Lethbridge Herald on December 7, 2021.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced Monday 2003-born forward Yegor Klavdiev will represent Belarus at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Division I-A in Denmark.

Klavdiev, 18, was drafted by the Hurricanes in the first round and 11th overall in the 2021 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.

The Minsk, Belarus product has played in 21 games this season, scoring five goals and nine points. Klavdiev sits fourth in team goals this season.

The five-foot-11, 180-pound forward represented his country at the World Under-18 Hockey Challenge in May of this year where he scored one goal and three points in five games.

Last year, Klavdiev played 24 games totaling 11 points (six goals and five assists) for the Belarus U18 National team while adding two goals and four points in 13 games with Dinamo-Molodechno.

The Division I-A tournament will take place from Dec. 12-18 in Horsholm, Denmark.

The Hurricanes are back home Wednesday as they begin a three-game homestand.

First up is the Calgary Hitmen at the Enmax Centre at 7 p.m.

On Monday, the Winnipeg Ice and Spokane Chiefs pulled the trigger on a deal.

The Chiefs acquired forwards James Form (2002) and Chase Bertholet (2003), as well as a second-round pick in the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft from the Ice in exchange for 2002-born forward Jack Finley.

Form, six-foot-two, 185-pound center from Saskatoon, has played 82 WHL games, scoring nine goals and five assists.

In his third season in the league, he was a third-round pick by Winnipeg in the 2017 WHL draft.

Bertholet is in his second year in the league and has eight goals and 17 points in 25 games with the Ice this season, including four multi-point efforts.

From The Pas, Man., the five-foot-11 winger has played in 52 career games, recording 10 goals and 16 assists.

Finley, who served as the Chiefs’ team captain, has played 152 career games for Spokane, scoring 36 goals and 57 assists for 93 points.

He was the Chiefs’ first-round, and sixth overall, pick in the 2017 WHL draft.

In 21 games this year, he has eight goals and eight assists.

Originally from Kelowna, B.C., he was a second-round pick (57th overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft and has signed an entry-level contract.

Finley was invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp set to begin later this week.

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