Brett Ritchie will walk fine line at world junior in Russia

Brett Ritchie (left) checks Mathew Dumba during the Red/White game at Team Canada's national junior...

Brett Ritchie (left) checks Mathew Dumba during the Red/White game at Team Canada's national junior team selection camp in Calgary, Alta., Dec. 11, 2012. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:00 PM ET

CALGARY - As someone who can strike fear into an opponent, Brett Ritchie knows he will have to walk a fine line in Russia.

Canada's biggest forward at 6-foot-4 and 218 pounds, Ritchie brings power on every shift, whether it's driving to the net to score or throwing his body into some poor soul wearing a different sweater.

When he skates for the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League, Ritchie isn't prone to taking bad penalties, but when it comes to officiating in Europe, something that's just fine in Canada might get a player two minutes in the penalty box.


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