The CAMROSE BOOSTER December 27, 2011 54 Team USA loses first game to Russians By Murray Green John George White John George White was born on August 22, 1938 and passed away suddenly at Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, Alberta on December 17, 2011. John lived in Donalda, Alberta with his wife until his passing. John leaves behind his loving wife Reta and five children from his first marriage, son Bob (Nancy) White; daughter Colleen and her s ons Colin and Bobby Wack; son Jim (Dianne) and their three children John, Jamie and Debra White; son Doug White; son Jonathan (Brigget) White; stepchildren Glen Sturt-Smith, Kathy (John) Jackson and their children Stacey, Grant and Gerry, Edward (Andrea) Chadwick and two children Matthew and Lauren. He also leaves brothers Jim and Phillip; sisters Kitty and Eileen; numerous nieces, nephews, many friends and loved ones. He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and Jim White; brothers Bob, Colin, Arthur; and sisters Joan and Barbra. 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Lovingly remembered and sadly missed these past five years. – Linda In loving memory of Wally Luz who passed away on December 22, 2005 A loving tribute, small and tender, Just to say we still remember, Ever remembered and sadly missed by Lucy and families In loving memory of Memorial Poems Love Logan For information on The Camrose Booster Obituary Page, contact your funeral director or The Camrose Booster What flowers say when your heart is too full to express Flowers say love, care and concern. They show your respect and offer comfort. They’re a visible expression of sympathy and love. FLOWERS AT A FUNERAL… “They are important” Both Campbell and Zucker were also members of the gold medal-winning 2010 U.S. National Junior Team. USA lost 6-3 to Russia to start the pre-tournament. "Russia always has a good team, but you can't judge it by the first game. It was our first game and everyone is trying to get to know each other. It is a good wakeup call for us and it will get us going for the next couple of games," added Nick. "Hopefully, we see Russia again. We have made adjustments and changed the line combinations. Our coaches are watching video and breaking the game down and seeing where we can improve." Team USA has Canada and Russia, the two teams that finished ahead of them last year, in their sights. "You have to take it game by game because every team is go od, but Canada and Russia are great teams. It will be crazy (atmosphere) when we play in Canada's barn. It will be a fun environment." Nick had some good things to say about Switzerland. "They have a quick transition team and some good forwards, and if I recall last year, they have good goaltending as well," he added. "They have a good all-around team and you have to be ready to bring your game each time out." The tournament means a lot to Nick. "I watched the team win two years ago and I've always looked up to guys who have played in this tournament. It is an honour to put on the USA jersey and play here. A l ot of good players have played in this tournament and it definitely opens your eyes a bit. We are playing against the best competition in the world and it is a stepping stone." A medal will be another stepping stone for Nick as he hopes to follow his dad into the NHL. Pedersen’s Florists Next to Duff Layton’s 4936-50 Street, Camrose 780-672-2553 www.pedersensflorists.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Experience and Expertise Estate Planning Great Grandma Fox I know you’re resting peacefully God tells me every day I know you’re watching over me In each and every way And in the night, I see the stars They sparkle bright and true But the biggest and the brightest I know it must be you I miss you, Grandma Phone 780-672-2121 RECORDED OBITUARY LINE 780-679-2400 Scott Bjugstad played for the University of Minnesota and on the USA Olympic team before going on to score 43 goals in 198586 in the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League. His son Nick has already drawn huge comparisons and will one day suit up in the NHL. After being a s tar in high school hockey, Nick received a scholarship to join the University of Minnesota. This will be his second tour of duty with Team USA at the World Junior Championship. He sat out the first exhibition game against Russia with a shoulder injury. "I got dinged up a bit in the last college game I played," said Nick. "I'll be ready to go for the final exhibition game and for the tournament. I'm re covering fast and it was nothing serious." Nick and the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team has called Camrose home prior to the tournament that begins on Boxing Day. Team USA will look to earn its third straight medal after capturing the bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., and the gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. "Our team this year is pretty similar to last year. We have speed, really fast forwards and big defencemen in back," said Nick. "We have a lot of returning players, good players like Jason Zucker and Jack Campbell in goal, so we have the guys in place for leadership roles. It is good to have that and we have some good young players as well." After winning the bronze medal last year, seven players are returning to seek a d ifferent medal this time: goaltender Jack Campbell, defencemen Derek Forbort, Jon Merrill, forwards Nick Bjugstad, Charlie Coyle, Emerson Etem and Jason Zucker. Now available for publication in The Camrose Booster. Ask for our 24-page booklet of poetry. Words of comfort to remember someone special. • Wills • Enduring Power of Attorney • Personal Directives Estate Administration • Legal services associated with probate of the will 4918-51 Street, Camrose Phone 780-672-8851 Emerson Etem of the winning Team USA squad cuts to the net, but goalie Lukas Meili of Switzerland holds his space in the 7-3 game. The exhibition game in Camrose will help both teams as they prepare for the World Junior Hockey Championship that started on Boxing Day in Edmonton and Calgary.