December 15, 2012
World junior goaltender Jake Paterson has bright future
By WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency
CALGARY - Jake Paterson is the frontrunner to be Canada's starting goaltender at the world junior hockey championship.
After Saturday's practice in Calgary, Team Canada head coach Steve Spott told reporters that Paterson will serve as the third-string netminder for the upcoming tournament in Ufa, Russia.
While Paterson will only be pressed into action if Malcolm Subban or Jordan Binnington is injured, the 18-year-old will be eligible for one more trip to the world juniors and should benefit from his inclusion as the emergency backup this time.