From one opportunity to the next, Burnaby’s Massimo Rizzo is making the most of a great season.
The Penticton Vees captain last week helped Canada West grab the bronze medal at the World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alta.
Canada West beat the Czech Republic 3-1 to claim third place at the international tournament.
The 18-year-old Rizzo, who was listed recently as
a B-level prospect for the 2019 NHL draft and is committed to play for the University of North Dakota next fall, finished with two goals over six games.
Earlier this week, Rizzo was named to the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Prospects Game, which is to be played Jan. 22 in Okotoks, Alta.
With Penticton, Rizzo has produced three goals and 13 assists over 16 games.
Burnaby d-men picked
Burnaby native Patrick Weircoch and Burnaby Winter Club product Dante Fabbro are among 25 players selected to represent Canada at the Spengler Cup, which runs Dec. 26 to 31 in Davos, Switzerland.
Weircoch, 28, spent all of last season with Vancouver’s American Hockey League farm team in Utica and is currently playing for Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Fabbro, meanwhile, is a third-year defenceman at Boston University. He was selected 17th overall in the 2016 NHL draft by Nashville.
Canada is looking to repeat as tourney champions.