Saturday, August 6, 2011
Oleksiak notches goal, assist in Canada Red-White game
By Mark Stepneski
Dallas Stars prospect Jamie Oleksiak had one goal and one assist Saturday night in the Red-White game at Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Development Camp at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
Oleksiak opened the scoring late in the first with Team Red on the power play. His shot from the point found its way through traffic and past goaltender Tyler Bunz.
The big defenseman came close to giving Team Red a 3-1 lead early in the second when he went to the front of the net, but a shot that deflected off him was stopped by Bunz.
Oleksiak picked up a secondary assist on Team Red’s fourth goal and was cutting in front of the goaltender when Mark Stone’s shot went into the net to make it a 4-1 game.
But Team White scored four straight goals to pull out a 5-4 win. The last two goals were scored by Edmonton prospect Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and that drew a big reaction from the crowd.
Team Red had nine defensemen in the game and Oleksiak, Dallas’ first round pick (14th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, was usually paired with Florida prospect Erik Gudbranson and Phoenix prospect Brandon Gormley.
Stars prospect Brett Ritchie (2nd round/2011) played right wing on a line with Phoenix prospect Lucas Lessio, Calgary prospect Patrick Holland and San Jose prospect Michael Sgarbossa. The line didn’t factor in the scoring, but did create a couple of chances.
Team Red and Team White play again Sunday night, the final day of Canada’s camp.
Campbell gets win in USA intrasquad game
Stars goaltending Jack stopped 29 of 32 shots and picked up the win as USA Blue defeated USA White 4-3 in an intrasquad game at the USA Hockey National Junior Team Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, NY. Campbell was particularly sharp in the first two periods, stopping 23 of 24 shots as USA White generated several quality chances.
The two teams play again Sunday afternoon.