Game Summary
Canada - Red  4 -  Canada - White  2
 

BENN’S TWO POINTS HELP RED TAKE INTERSQUAD SERIES WITH 4-2 WIN

Jamie Benn (Victoria, BC/Kelowna, WHL) scored once and added an assist as Team Red earned bragging rights at the National Junior Team development camp with a 4-2 win over Team White in the final intersquad game on Tuesday night in Ottawa.

After a furious end-to-end first period it was Red who found the scoreboard first, as Maxime Sauvé (Boisbriand, QC/Val-d’Or, QMJHL) beat White goaltender Chet Pickard (Winnipeg, MB/Tri-City, WHL) with a backhand along the ice with just over a minute to go in the frame.

Goals from Benn and Cody Hodgson (Markham, ON/Brampton, OHL) gave Red a 3-0 lead before the midway point of the second period, but John Tavares (Oakville, ON/Oshawa, OHL) counted White’s first goal with just 52 seconds left in the middle frame, hoping to spark his team to a comeback much like the one Red almost pulled off one night earlier.

Trailing 4-0 late in the second period on Monday night, Team Red rattled off three consecutive goals to cut the lead to one before succumbing to White by a final of 4-3.

Unfortunately for Team White there was to be no comeback on the ice at the University of Ottawa Sports Complex, as Colton Gillies (Surrey, BC/Saskatoon, WHL) restored the three-goal lead for Team Red just over two minutes into the final period.

A goal from Patrice Cormier (Cap-Pelé, NB/Rimouski, QMJHL) with just 17 seconds to go rounded out the scoring for Team White, who dropped two of the three intersquad games – Team Red won the opener 4-1 on Sunday night.

Jake Allen (New Maryland, NB/St. John’s, QMJHL) and Dustin Tokarski (Watson, SK/Spokane, WHL) split the goaltending duties for the victorious Team Red, turning away 24 of 26 shots, while Pickard and Tyson Sexsmith (Priddis, AB/Vancouver, WHL) stopped 34 of 38 for Team White in a losing cause.

With the development camp wrapped up – players and staff will take part in a 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship golf tournament on Wednesday – the next step comes in early December, when the selection camp roster is released.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Intersquad
Arena University of Ottawa City, Country Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 07/29/2008 Time (local) 06:00 PM ET
Attendance 1000 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada - Red (RED) 1 2 1 4
Canada - White (WHT) 0 1 1 2
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   18:57 RED 23 Maxime Sauvé (11 Jamie Benn, 3 Mark Katic)

Penalties:
   07:35 RED 15 Chris DiDomenico (Tripping)
   07:55 WHT 11 Nick Ross (Elbowing)

Second Period
Goals:
   06:31 RED 11 Jamie Benn
   09:55 RED 16 Cody Hodgson (4 Tyler Myers, 15 Chris DiDomenico)
   19:08 WHT 21 John Tavares (4 Alex Pietrangelo, 24 Nicolas Deschamps)

Penalties:
   04:08 WHT 20 Dana Tyrell (Hooking)
   11:47 WHT 6 Colten Teubert (Boarding)
   12:42 RED 8 Jared Spurgeon (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   02:14 RED 12 Colton Gillies (6 Yann Sauvé, 25 Brandon Sutter)
   19:43 WHT 32 Patrice Cormier (37 Logan Couture, 18 Kelsey Tessier)

Penalties:
   10:59 RED 26 Chris Terry (Slashing)
   15:19 RED 26 Chris Terry (Kneeing)


Goaltenders
Canada - Red
1 Jake Allen On 2/09:55   Off 3/20:00
31 Dustin Tokarski On 1/00:00   Off 2/09:55
Canada - White
31 Tyson Sexsmith On 2/09:55   Off 3/20:00
1 Chet Pickard On 1/00:00   Off 2/09:55

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada - Red 16 12 10 38
Canada - White 8 11 7 26

Player of Game
Canada - Red
Canada - White
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