FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2011
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BIGHORNS GOZ SELECTED TO HUNGARIAN NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM
HELENA, MT –Helena Bighorns defenseman, Balasz Goz has been selected to the Hungarian National Team that will compete in the IIHF World U-20 Junior Championships held this year in Donetsk, Ukraine Bighorns President, Mike Butters announced earlier today.
Goz, 19, hails from Miskolc, Hungary and joined the Bighorns this August. In 10 games with the Bighorns this season, Goz has 3 goals and 8 assists to go along with 10 penalty minutes and has accrued a +15 rating. 4 of his 8 assists have come on the power play.
Goz was sidelined with a lower body injury for most of the early part of the season but made a large enough impression with the Hungarian National program to earn the selection. “Balasz has made the most of his game after recovering from his injury,” stated Butters. “He is a dedicated player who has a well rounded game. He skates well which lends well to the international game.”
The IIHF World U-20 DII-A Championships feature teams from Lithuania, Ukraine, Spain, Netherlands, Korea, Spain and Hungary. Hungary is playing with hopes of qualifying for a bid for the Division 1 competition and also to avoid relegation to Div. III play next year.
Goz will return to the Bighorns lineup vs. Missoula on December 30th.
The next Bighorns Home Game is December 30 vs. the Missoula Maulers. Game time is 7:35 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Helena Ice Arena or by logging onto www.helenabighorns.com.
-PRIDE & PASSION-