EDMONTON, Alta. - The lineup cards have been filled out and set for the start of Saturday's exhibition contest here at Rexall Place pitting Team Red against Team White on the fourth day of Team Canada's national junior team development camp.
Those fans filing into the arena have visions of seeing Edmonton's first-overall draft pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Team White work some of his magic. It won't be easy, however, since Team White struggled against Team Red in Thursday's scrimmage, losing all three 20-minute periods and subsequent shootout.
Following Saturday's exhibition game, the teams will travel to Fort McMurray, Alta., for Sunday's final exhibition at the Casman Centre to close out the camp.
Team Red - Coach Ryan Smyth
Mark Visentin, Louis Domingue
Brandon Gormley-Erik Gudbranson
Nathan Beaulieu-Mark Pysyk
Scott Harrington-Martin Lefebvre
Dillon Simpson-Cody Cedi
Jamie Oleksiak- (will likely work with Gormley and Gudbranson)
Jonathan Huberdeau-Ryan Johansen-Mark Stone
Ryan Spooner-Ryan Strome-Brett Connolly
Michael Bournival-Freddie Hamilton-Brendan Gallagher
Lucas Lessio-Michael Sgarbossa-Brett Ritchie
Team White - Coach Ken Hitchcock
Tyler Bunz, Scott Wedgewood
Ryan Murray-Dougie Hamilton
Stuart Percy-Ryan Murphy
Matt Petgrave-Duncan Siemens
Joe Morrow-Jerome Gauthier-Leduc
Quinton Howden-Sean Couturier-Ty Rattie
Jaden Schwartz-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Devente Smith-Pelly
Matt Puempel-Mark Scheifele-Tyler Toffoli
Phillip Danault-Boone Jenner-Christian Thomas