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Team Blue Takes Title at U.S. Junior Evaluation Camp

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Sweden and Finland both rallied from early deficits to win on the final day of the 2003 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp on Saturday at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.

Sweden edged Team White in today's first contest, 3-2, while Finland recorded a 2-1 shootout victory over Team Blue after the two squads skated to a 4-4 tie. By virtue of its regulation tie, Team Blue finished with a 2-0-2 record and the championship of the camp, which featured 43 prospective American players for the 2004 IIHF Under-18 World Junior Championship.

Team White finished in second place, while Sweden and Finland earned third and fourth place, respectively.

Rangers 2003 first round draft choice Hugh Jessiman was a member of the victorious Team Blue, collecting an assist in the camp. Blueshirt defensive prospects Corey Potter and Dylan Reese laced 'em up for Team White, with Potter notching a pair of assists over the span.

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