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Sonne scores twice, Tavares gets hat trick in junior team intrasquad game @NHL

OTTAWA - Calgary Hitmen forward Brett Sonne scored a pair of goals and had an assist to lead Team White to a 6-3 win over Team Red in a Canadian junior hockey team intrasquad game Friday.

Oshawa Generals forward John Tavares had a hat trick for Red.

The intrasquad game was the first of three scheduled during selection camp, which ends Monday. Pat Quinn will then choose 22 players from the 38 invited.

Canada opens the 2009 world junior hockey championship Dec. 26 in Ottawa.

Jordan Eberle of the Regina Pats, Matt Duchene of the Brampton Battalion and Medicine Hat's Tyler Ennis each contributed a goal and an assist for White in front of about 5,000 people at Scotiabank Place. Brayden Schenn of the Brandon Wheat Kings also scored for White.

Windsor Spitfires forward Taylor Hall, London's Nazem Kadri, Ottawa's Tyler Cuma and Belleville's PK Subban also had assists for White.

Wisconsin defencemen Cody Goloubef and Brendan Smith, Seattle Thunderbirds defencemen Thomas Hickey, Jamie Arniel of the Sarnia Sting and Montreal's Angelo Esposito assisted on Tavares's goals.

Chet Pickard of the Tri-City Americans started in net for White and stopped seven of eight shots before giving way to Spokane's Dustin Tokarski, who made 18 saves on 20 shots.

Montreal Junior goaltender Jake Allen and Tyson Sexsmith of the Vancouver Giants each allowed three goals on 17 shots in their half of the game for Red.

Sonne, a third-round draft pick of the NHL's St. Louis Blues, is the leading scorer in the Western Hockey League with 23 goals and 32 assists in 34 games. He scored on his own rebound off a neat backhand pass from Eberle for his first goal. Sonne pounced on a Subban rebound for his second.

Tavares showcased his puckhandling skills on his first goal by deking through traffic to beat Pickard in the first period. He scored twice in the third, dropping to his knee to convert a smart pass through traffic by Hickey and later wiring a shot high past Sexsmith.

Ennis scored a hard-working goal in the third when he dished the puck from his knees over to Sonne and recovered in time for the return feed to beat Sexsmith.

Brandon Wheat Kings forward Matt Calvert did not play Friday nor did he skate in the morning because of a lower back injury suffered prior to arriving at camp.

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