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FUTURE WATCH: Canada defeats Sweden at World Junior Summer Showcase

Olivier Rodrigue stops 15 of 17 shots; Philip Broberg scores his first goal of the tournament

by Paul Gazzola /

Olivier Rodrigue and Team Canada defeated Philip Broberg and Team Sweden by a score of 5-2 Friday at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, MI.

For the second time at the event, Rodrigue split guardian duties with Hunter Jones. The Oilers 2018 second-round selection (62nd-overall) saw more action than his fellow keeper, stopping 15 of the 17 pucks he faced, while Jones kicked away eight shots.

Broberg was able to beat the Moncton Wildcats 'tender on the power play at 16:12 of the second period. The defender accepted a pass in the high slot, walked in and fired a bullet to find twine.

Tweet from @StevenEllisTHN: On Sweden's first good scoring chance at the end of a two-man advantage, Philip Broberg snipes one past Olivier Rodrigue and it's 3-1. Alexander Holtz has an assist. #WJSS #Oilers

Aidan Dudas led the way offensively for Canada with three assists while Akil Thomas, Gabriel Fortier and Bowen Byram netted two points apiece.

Oilers forward prospect Raphael Lavoie also dressed in the contest, recording one shot on goal.

Both Canada and Sweden return to the ice on Saturday, with the Canadians squaring off against Team USA and Sweden playing Finland. 

Image courtesy of Hockey Canada.

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