Generals’ Nicklas Jensen Wins World Junior Group B with Denmark
Generals rookie forward Nicklas Jensen has helped bring Denmark into next years IIHF World Junior Championships.
Denmark finished up the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship Division I Group B tournament in Slovenia on Saturday with a 4-1 record giving them first place in there group. By winning the group, Denmark will be promoted to compete the following year at the World Junior Championships in 2012.
Jensen wrapped up the tournament with 2 goals, 3 assists for 5 points in five games and has been a key contributor for his native Denmark.
The tournament is a precursor to the World Junior Championships that will take place in Buffalo, NY starting Boxing day. Team Denmark was pooled with Austria, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Slovenia.
This was the second time Jensen represented Denmark at the Division I tournament. Last year he scored 3 goals, 2 assists for 5 points in five games and helped Denmark to a 2nd place finish just narrowly missing out on jumping the team to the main tournament.