In his second game for Canada at their National Junior Development Camp in Calgary, Travis Konecny recorded an assist on the power play as the Canadians dropped a rematch with Russia in a shootout, 3-2, on Wednesday evening.
The Flyers first-round pick at 24th overall in this year’s draft now has four assists in his two games to rank second on the Canadian roster in scoring.
Defenseman Travis Sanheim appeared in his second game and was held scoreless, while forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel did not suit up. Radel Fazleev was also held off the scoresheet in the game for Russia.
Canada plays it’s final game of camp against the Czech Republic on Thursday, while Sweden will also play on Thursday when they take on Team USA in Lake Placid.AUG. 5
Flyers prospects Travis Konecny (1st rd, 24th overall, 2015) posted three assists and Nicolas Aube-Kubel (2nd rd, 48th overall, 2014) added two helpers as Canada took a 7-1 decision over the Czech Republic at the National Junior Team Evaluation Camp in Calgary on Tuesday.
The 2015 National Junior Evaluation Camps feature seven Flyers draft picks:
Canada has three Flyers prospects on their evaluation roster: defenseman Travis Sanheim (1st rd, 17th overall, 2014), as well as forwards Aube-Kubel and Konecny.
The Czech Republic features David Kase, the Flyers’ 5th round pick (128th overall) in 2015, while Russia has 2014 draft pick, Radel Fazleev (6th rd, 168th overall). Russia is without the seventh overall pick this year, Ivan Provorov, who is not participating in the tournament.
Canada faced off against Russia in their camp opener with Travis Sanheim suiting up and leading the Canadians to a 4-1 victory. Both Sanheim and Fazleev went scoreless in the contest. A rematch is set for Wednesday.
South of the border in Lake Placid, NY, Team USA is split into two groups (Blue & White) for the beginning, while Team Finland and Team Sweden are also competing at the camp.
Sweden has two Flyers draft picks: Felix Sandstrom (3rd rd, 70th overall, 2015) and Oskar Lindblom (5th rd, 138th overall, 2014), who both appeared in their country’s first game on Sunday, Aug. 2.
Sandstrom appeared in all 60 minutes of Team Sweden’s game against USA-Blue. The 6’2”, 191-lb netminder stopped 21 of 23 shots as Sweden took their opening game by a score of 5-2. Lindblom did not register a point in the game.
Earning another start, Sandstrom was attacked with 39 shots on goal by USA-White, stopping 29, in a 10-4 loss. Lindblom did not play in the contest. Sweden will take on a combined USA squad on Thursday, Aug. 6 and face off against Finland to end camp on Saturday, Aug. 7.
The summer evaluation camps typically carry a large roster and are in preparation for the annual World Junior Championships, which is set to take place from Dec. 26, 2015, through Jan. 5, 2016, in Helsinki, Finland.
Canada is the defending gold medal champions and will look to be the first country to repeat as junior champions since they accomplished that feat in 2008 and 2009 as part of five straight titles from 2005-2009