Utica Comets Players in World Championships

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Utica Comets goalie Joacim Eriksson of Sweden, winger Nicklas Jensen of Denmark and defenseman Yannick Weber of Switzerland are playing in the International Ice Hockey Federation champions that began Friday in Minsk, Belarus.

Eriksson played in 52 games for the Comets, an American Hockey League high, and had a 24-20-2 record with a 2.61 goals-against average and 0.911 save percentage. He had five shutouts.

Jensen had 15 goals and six assists in 54 games with Utica, and added three goals and three assists in 17 games with the Vancouver Canucks. Weber played just seven early-season games for the Comets before being recalled to Vancouver. He had two goals and five assists in seven games in Utica.