Team White Downs Team Red 6-3 In Second Team Canada Scrimmage


Photo: Rob Wallator/Hockey Canada

The two teams were back at again Sunday night at the Westerner Park Centrum in Red Deer, Alberta, as Canada’s U20 Team held their second split-squad scrimmage of this year’s selection camp for the 2o21 World Junior Championship. Team White beat Team Red 4-2 on Saturday night.Team White would take the second scrimmage as well, winning 6-3.

Team Red once again featured Washington Capitals prospect Hendrix Lapierre at center of their 4th line while Team White featured Capitals prospect Connor McMichael at left-wing on their top line.

FIRST PERIOD
Kirby Dach gave Team White an early 1-0 lead with a dirty goal in close at 2:38 of the opening frame.

Connor McMichael had a nice behind-the-back pass to setup a Team White rush later in the period.

The first period concluded with Team White leading 1-0. Team White led in shots 12-8 for the first frame.

SECOND PERIOD
Connor McMichael had an 1-on-1 break away early in the middle frame but was stopped cold by Taylor Gauthier.

Team White would make it 2-0 early in the second period with a goal by Philip Tomasino, with apples from Kirby Dach and Connor Zary.

Team Red would close the gap to 2-1 with a net-front goal from Jamieson Rees.

But Team White would quickly snap back with goals from Kirby Dach and Seth Jarvis to make it 4-1 at the midway point of the second period.

Team White led 4-1 after two periods.

THIRD PERIOD
Team Red would quickly get back into the contest. Bowen Byram found Jamieson Rees for his second goal of the night to make it 4-2.

Then Nick Suzuki would find Jack Quinn to make it 4-3.

Team White would add two empty net goals and hang on for the 6-3 win.

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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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