Dan O’Connor

Prince George B.C. – The Prince George Cougars are pleased to announce that 19-year-old defenceman Martin Marincin will play for Slovakia at the 2012 World junior Hockey Championships in Alberta from December 26, 2011 to January 5, 2012. This will be Marincin’s third time playing for Slovakia in this tournament as he represented his country last season in Buffalo, New York and in 2010 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Marincin was drafted in the second-round, 46th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2010 and is enjoying a fine sophomore season with the Prince George Cougars. In 19 games, Marincin has totaled two goals and 10 points. Marincin scored 14 goals and finished with 56 points in his rookie season with the Cougars in 2010-2011. The Cougars selected Marincin first overall in the 2010 CHL Import Draft.

The Prince George Cougars would like to wish Martin Marincin all the best as he prepares to represent his country at the World Junior Hockey Championships.