Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Benn Leads Team Red

Ottawa, On- Jamie Benn continued to be hot at the Canadian World Junior Development Camp. He added another goal and an assist in Team Red's 4-2 victory over Team White in front of 1,000 fans at the University of Ottawa. Team Red took the bragging rights as they won the mini series 2 games to 1.

Maxime Sauvé (Val D'Or Foreurs, QMJHL, Boston) got the scoring started with 1:03 remaining in the period. Assists went to Jamie Benn (Kelowna Rockets, WHL, Dallas) and Mark Katic (Sarnia Sting, OHL, New York Islanders).

Jamie Benn continues his hot development came. He got an unassisted tally at the 6:31 mark. Cody Hodgson (Brampton Battalion, OHL, Vancouver) got Red out to a 3-0 lead five seconds before the midway point of the second act. The helpers went to Tyler Myers (Kelowna Rockets, WHL, Buffalo) and Chris Chris DiDomenico (Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL, Toronto). John Tavares (Oshawa Generals, OHL, 2009) got White on the board with 52 seconds to go in the period. Alex Pietrangelo (Niagara IceDogs, OHL, St. Louis) and Nicolas Deschamps (Chicoutimi Sagueneens, QMJHL, Anaheim) set up the goal.

Grinder Colton Gillies (Saskatoon Blades, WHL, Tampa Bay) got the Red's lead back to three. The assists went to Yann Sauvé (Saint John Sea Dogs, OHL, Vancouver) and Brandon Sutter (Red Deer Rebels, WHL, Carolina). 17 seconds remaining, Patrice Cormier (Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL, New Jersey) cut Red's lead in half. The helpers went to Ottawa 67's forward Logan Couture (San Jose) and Kesley Tessier (Quebec Ramparts, QMJHL, Colorado).

Dustin Tokarski (Spokane Chiefs, WHL, Tampa Bay) started the game for Team Red and didn't allow any goals. Jake Allan (Montreal Junior, QMJHL, St. Louis) allowed two goals. They combined to stop 25 shots. Team White had Chet Pickard (Tri-City Americans, WHL, Nashville) and he allowed three goals. Tyson Sexsmith (Vancouver Giants, WHL, San Jose) only allowed one goal in the time he saw.

The Canadian Press has a feature on Kyle Turris on whether he will wear Red and White In December. My gut feeling is that he will stick with the Phoenix Coyotes. He didn't leave Wisconsin to play in the AHL. The article also mentions other players that might be in the NHL this season.

TSN's Hockey Canada section has interviews from the camp.

That's My Take

(Nathan also is a writer for MVN.com. He's the writer for the Asylum which covers the Lewiston Maineiacs of the QMJHL. He's also a regular contributor to the NHL Source also at MVN.com. He can be reached at fbbhgfan@aol.com)

1 comment:

"Dave Schultz" said...

hrmmm...
based on the stats from the last 3 days, my Chet Pickard isn't doing very super fantastic. Grrr.

Thanks for posting the camp updates!