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Flyers prospects shine in Day 1 of World Juniors

Published December 27, 2023 at 10:29

At the World Junior Championships, three Flyers prospects are representing three different countries and finding success early on. After day one, each prospect saw a win with their respected country as Cutter Gauthier earned a win with team USA, Alex Ciernik saw a 6-2 win with Slovakia and Oliver Bonk saw a win with team Canada.

In Slovakia's win, the Flyers' 2023 fourth round pick Alex Ciernik made his debut after many weren't sure of his health status as he entered the tournament recovering from a concussion. Ciernik showed great promise in the team's win as he displayed his speed and agility and garnered over 17 minutes of ice time in Team Slovakia's win.

Oliver Bonk had a solid performance defensively as he logged the third-most minutes on the team and was ranked as the third-most effective defender in the game. Logging 17:33 of ice time, Bonk displayed just what the Flyers drafted him to do; defense.

Cutter Gauthier had the most outstanding performance of the three by far as he recorded a point on a beautiful assist in Team USA's win. The offensive prowess of Gauthier is the reason the Flyers drafted him and his success on the power play is going to help the Flyers whenever his time may come.

December 27   |   61 answers
Flyers prospects shine in Day 1 of World Juniors

Which prospect will you be watching at the World Juniors?

Cutter Gauthier3963.9 %
Oliver Bonk1219.7 %
Alex Ciernik1016.4 %
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