Dumba playing to avoid more world junior disappointment

Mathew Dumba is looking to impress enough so to avoid missing out on a third-straight world junior...

Mathew Dumba is looking to impress enough so to avoid missing out on a third-straight world junior championship.

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:01 AM ET

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - When Brent Sutter sits you down for a chat, you listen.

There’s really no other choice.

So it was last November for Red Deer Rebels defenceman Mathew Dumba, who was about to find out what it was like to get some tough love from Sutter, whose reputation with roots in his hard-nosed hockey family was well-earned.

Sutter, already the Rebels’ owner and general manager, had just taken over as Red Deer’s head coach when he talked to Dumba.


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