Game Summary
Canada RED 3 - Canada WHITE 6 | FINAL


OTTAWA, ON – John Tavares (Oakville, ON/Oshawa, OHL) had a hat trick but it wasn’t enough for Team Red, as it dropped a 6-3 decision to Team White in the first intersquad game of Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp.

White got off to a good start when Jordan Eberle (Regina, SK/Regina, WHL) drove hard to the net and put the puck past Red netminder Tyson Sexsmith (Priddis, AB/Vancouver, WHL) just shy of the six-minute mark.

Brett Sonne (Maple Ridge, BC/Calgary, WHL) made it 2-0 less than three minutes later when he took a great behind-the-back feed from Eberle and beat Sexsmith, but Tavares cut the lead in half before the end of the first period, sending Red to the intermission down by just a goal.

The White lead grew to three in the middle frame on goals from Sonne and Matthew Duchene (Haliburton, ON/Brampton, OHL) before Tavares made it interesting early in the third.

Tavares got things going at the 27-second mark to make it 4-2 and added his third of the game just 4:08 later to make it a one-goal game, but that was as close as Red would get.

Tyler Ennis (Edmonton, AB/Medicine Hat, WHL) finished off a tic-tac-toe passing play with Duchene and Sonne to push the White lead back to two, and Brayden Schenn (Saskatoon, SK/Brandon, WHL) rounded out the scoring with an empty-net goal.

Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp will continue on Saturday, as Red and White face off in Gatineau, QC at the Robert-Guertin Arena. Follow all of the action at

The camp will conclude on Sunday, with the final of three Red-White games. Hockey Canada will then pick the 22 players who will make up the National Junior Team that will compete in the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship.


Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement December Camp Location/Emplacement Ottawa, ON
Date Fri. Dec 12, 2008 Arena/Aréna SBP Arena
Time/Heure 18:00 ET Attendance/Assistance 5,200
Round/Ronde Intersquad Game # --


Box Score/Compte
















First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
05:54 WHT Jordan Eberle
08:20 WHT Brett Sonne (Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle)
15:40 RED John Tavares (Cody Goloubef, Brendan Smith)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
18:06 RED Brendan Smith (Interference/Obstruction)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
04:25 WHT Brett Sonne (PK Subban, Tyler Cuma)
09:42 WHT Matthew Duchene (Tyler Ennis, Nazem Kadri)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
03:20 RED Kevin Marshall (Interference/Obstruction)
06:08 WHT Nazem Kadri (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
19:03 WHT Bench (Too Many Players on the Ice/Trop de joueurs)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
00:27 RED John Tavares (Thomas Hickey,
Angelo Esposito)
04:35 RED John Tavares (Jamie Arniel)
08:06 WHT Tyler Ennis (Matthew Duchene, Brett Sonne)
19:33 WHT Brayden Schenn EN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
11:58 RED Alex Pietrangelo (Roughing/Rudesse)


Goaltenders RED Jake Allen  - 26/29
Tyson Sexsmith (in 08:56 2nd) - 4/6
 Gardiens de but WHITE Chet Pickard - 7/8
Dustin Tokarski (in 08:56 2nd) - 18/28

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p  p Ttl
Shots on Goal RED 5 11 12 28
Tirs au but WHITE 12 11 12 35

Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---


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