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SUMMER SHOWCASE RECAP - 02.08.17

Matthew Phillips scored twice in Canada's win over Finland

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

In a high-scoring affair, Canada edged Finland 6-5 in overtime at the World Junior Summer Showcase on Wednesday.

Winger Matthew Phillips played a key role in the Canadians' victory, scoring two timely goals in the third period. The Flames' 2016 sixth round pick now has two goals and five shots in two games at the tournament.

Forward Dillon Dube, Calgary's second round selection in 2016, picked up one assist and had two shots on net in Canada's win.

Blueliner Juuso Valimaki and winger Eetu Tuulola were held off the scoresheet in Wednesday's match-up. Valimaki leads all Finnish defencemen with 13 shots in three games while Tuulola has been credited with one shot in his three skates.

The USA picked up a 3-2 win over Sweden in Wednesday's final game. American defenceman Adam Fox, who won gold with the USA at last year's World Junior Championship, and Swedish forward Linus Lindstrom did not play in the contest. Fox has two assists in three games and Lindstrom has two points in three games at the tournament.

Phillips, Dube and Canada will face Lindstrom and Sweden on Friday while Fox and the USA's next game comes on Friday against Valimaki, Tuulola and Finland.

A full World Junior Summer Showcase schedule can be found HERE.

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