The 2013 World Junior Evaluation Camp continued with two games today, and a pair of Montreal Canadiens draft picks grabbed the spotlight.
Sweden took on USA Blue this afternoon, and thanks to a two goal and one assist performance by Sebastien Collberg, Sweden came away with a 4-3 victory.
Collberg scored two nearly identical power play goals in the first period, one timing a pair of pucks behind USA goaltender Thatcher Demko. A great effort by Collberg early in the second period led to a turnover, and linemate Gustav Possler capitalized on Collberg’s determination, and gave the Swede’s a 3-0 lead.
The Canadiens second round pick in 2012, would eventually leave the game late in the second period with a knee injury. He fell awkwardly, twisted his knee and was unable to return for the third period. The severity of the injury is unknown at this point.
Brady Vail, Montreal’s fourth round selection in 2012, added an assist for the Americans. Jacob De La Rose suited up for Sweden, but was held scoreless.
The second American squad, Team White, took to the ice in the afternoon, and defeated Finland 5-2. Michael McCarron, the first round pick of the Canadiens in 2013, led USA with a goal and an assist in the victory.
Artturi Lehkonen, who had a three goal and one assist effort one day ago for Finland, was held scoreless against McCarron’s squad.
The tournament continues on Wednesday, with Team Canada coming to town and taking on Finland. USA will cut their two teams down to one roster and face Sweden Wednesday evening. We will learn tomorrow if Vail and McCarron make the compacted version of Team USA, after the cuts are announced by the American coaching staff.