'It's a huge honour to play for your country': Sogaard returns from World Juniors

By Mitch Bach
January 10, 2019 - 7:20pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Mads Sogaard is back in orange and black.

The 18-year-old rookie netminder has rejoined the Medicine Hat Tigers after a three-week stint with Team Denmark at the World Juniors.

Although the 6'7" netminder was held winless in five starts between the Danes' pipes, Sogaard says it was an honour to play for his home country and he's proud of how his team performed.

He's warmly welcomed into the Tigers fold, although the WHL club faired well without their top netminder. Medicine Hat won five of six games while Sogaard was on the west coast, largely in thanks to the strong play from veteran netminder Jordan Hollett and call-up Garin Bjorklund.

Sogaard caught up with CHAT Sports discuss his biggest takeaways from competing on the world stage, and how playing against some of the best junior hockey players in the world can benefit him for the next two months of WHL action.

Bjorklund has since been shipped back to Calgary to finish his season with the AAA Midget Buffaloes, while Sogaard will dress in Friday night's contest between the Tigers and the Regina Pats at the Canalta Centre (7:30 p.m.).

 

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