05/11/2016 11:33 AM
Photo By: John Warren / Brampton Beast
Fans of the Brampton Beast may have to wait until October to see their team on the ice at the Powerade Centre again, but one member of the Beast is currently in action representing his country on the world’s biggest stage at the IIHF World Championship, being held in Russia from May 6 to 22.
Beast forward Tim Bozon is currently sporting the blue, white and red of his native country of France as they compete in a stacked Group B against international powerhouses, like Canada, Finland and the United States at this year’s World Championship.
Wearing number 94, Bozon joins his fellow countrymen, including some other high-profile players, including Pierre Edouard Bellemare of the Philadelphia Flyers and former Stanley Cup champion, goaltender Cristobal Huet.
Through three games played at the Worlds, Bozon helped lead his team to a pair of wins against Hungary and Germany.
A young international veteran
He may only be 22 years old, but Bozon is no stranger to international hockey. The talented winger represented France at the World Under-18 Championship on two different occasions in both the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.
During the 2010-11 U-18 tournament, Bozon tied for the team lead in points, recording three goals and three assists in five games played.
Playing with and against some of the world’s top players will be familiar territory for Bozon, who also joined France for the World Championship after his 2012-13 Western Hockey League season with the Kamloops Blazers concluded.
Strong Rookie Campaign
Bozon is fresh off a successful first full season as a professional and split time between the Beast and the club’s AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps.
In 15 games with the Beast, Bozon scored three goals and added six assists and recorded his first professional goal as a member of the Beast against the Florida Everblades on January 13, 2016.
Bozon spent most of the 2015-16 season in the American Hockey League with the IceCaps. In 41 games played in St. John’s, he tallied five goals and three assists.
Bozon and his teammates have four games remaining in the preliminary round and they will be in tough against some of the top teams in the world. France will take on the United States on Thursday, May 12 before facing another tough foe in Finland on Saturday, May 14. France will likely face its toughest opponent of the tournament on Monday, May 16 as they face Team Canada before ending their opening round against Belarus on Tuesday, May 17.
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