Leland Irving (Swan Hills, AB/Everett, WHL) and Carey Price (Anahim Lake, BC/Tri-City, WHL) combined to
stop 38 of 42 shots to help the CIS All-Stars beat Team Canada 5-4 on Thursday night in an exhibition game in
Price and Irving, who are two of four goaltenders battling for two spots on Canada’s National Junior Team,
played for the CIS All-Stars, a team made up of players from the University of Calgary Dinos and University
of Lethbridge Pronghorns.
Steve Mason (Oakville, ON/London, OHL) and Jonathan Bernier (Laval, QC/Lewiston, QMJHL) split time in net for
CIS led 4-2 after two periods but Team Canada made a charge in the third. Seventeen seconds in, Brad Marchand
(Hammonds Plains, NS/Val d’Or, QMJHL) scored, with the assists going to Andrew Cogliano (Woodbridge,
ON/Michigan, CCHA) and Sam Gagner (Oakville, ON/London, OHL). At 5:14, CIS made it 5-3 on a goal by Colin
McRae (Dinos), a former member of the Tri-City Americans.
Canada cut the deficit to one when Bryan Little (Cambridge, ON/Barrie, OHL) scored on a pretty solo
Canada’s other goals were scored by Marc Staal (Thunder Bay, ON/Sudbury, OHL) and Daniel Bertram (Calgary,
AB/Boston College, Hockey East). Aaron Richards, a member of the Dinos who is a former Kamloops Blazer,
scored twice to lead the CIS All-Stars.
Canada outshot CIS 42-23.
On Friday morning, Canada will announce its final roster of 22 players. The World Junior Championship begins
December 26th in Leksand and Mora Sweden.
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