Seaforth goaltender Barbo to represent Spain at pre-Olympic qualifier, World Junior Championship

by Matt Mackinder

Seaforth Generals goaltender Raul Barbo has been selected to play for his native Spain at the upcoming pre-Olympic qualifier event being held in Barcelona from Dec 9-15. 

This is the third time the 20-year-old has been selected to represent Spain at the men’s level. Spain will need to beat the Netherlands, Mexico and Chinese Taipei to advance to the next round of qualifications. 

Barbo will also suit up for the Spain U20 team at the IIHF World Junior Championship, Division 2 Group A, in Vilnius, Lithuania, at the beginning of January.

There, Spain will do battle with Great Britain, Japan, Romania, Serbia and host Lithuania.