December 13, 2012
Brett Ritchie will walk fine line at world junior in Russia
By TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency
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.