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Former Titan Walker Excels in Russia

Former Titan Ryan Walker is playing in the Junior Club World Cup in Russia with the Sioux City Musketeers. The ‘97 forward just made Sioux City this past month after being selected by them in the USHL draft. Walker has been a lifetime Titan, and this past season played U16 national. He broke the scoring record in the NAPHL, which helped him tender with the Amarillo Bulls of the NAHL. Shortly after Walker committed to play at Union College for 2017. The Musketeers were chosen to play in the Junior World Cup, held in Ufa, Russia. The tournament showcases some of the top junior programs from different countries around the world, including the United States, Sweden, Russia, Latvia, and many others. The Musketeers started their Russia experience by playing an exhibition game, which they lost in a shootout. Their first game of the tournament was against Red Bull Salzberg, from Germany, and the Musketeers dominated with a 7-2 win. Walker got his first point as a member of Sioux City with an assist. The second game the Musketeers played Dynamo Riga, from Latvia, with Sioux City winning 6-1. Walker again got an assist. The 3rd game of the tournament followed the same trend with Sioux City beating the Malmo Redhawks, out of Sweden, by a score of 5-1. This was the first tournament game that Walker didn’t record a point. The final round robin game for the Musketeers was against Spartak Moscow, from Russia. Sioux City suffered its first loss by a score of 4-3, but Walker once again recorded an assist. With round robin now completed, Walker, a Union College commit, has recorded 3 points in 4 games. The Musketeers will be playing Tolpar, the local team in Ufa, in the semifinals on August 27th. The Titans are extremely proud of Ryan and all his accomplishments, and wish him the best of luck in the rest of the tournament and in the upcoming USHL season.