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PROSPECT WATCH: Third World Junior Championships exhibition game.

Russia wins the game in shootout.


CANADA: Emotions were high in the last exhibition game between Russia and Canada. Team Canada came back twice to force a shootout, where they ultimately lost. Russia's Marat Khayrullin scored the only goal in the shootout. He scored with a shot that barely got by Canada's goaltender, Samuel Momtembeault. The G fro Blainville-Boisbriand made 18 saves on 20 shots in the lost for TCJ.

The traditional handshake after every international game created a brawl after words were exchanged. The events were a result of Egor Kroshkov's batting the puck with his glove in Momtembeault's net in the shootout after being stop. Khayrullin also taunted Canada's bench after his victorious shootout attempt, wavering Russia's crest on the front of his jersey. Players had to be separated by the referees. No suspension has been handed down.

Notable performance: In Team Canada's lost, the player that impressed the most was goaltender, Samuel Momtembeault. Part of the summer development camp, the goaltender from Blainville-Boisbriand admitted that the result was a bit disappointing but Coach Dave Lowry seemed pleased with the youngsters efforts.

"I thought he played with a lot of poise. I think what we have to do is we have to understand, keep things in perspective. It's his first time. There's a decent-sized crowd and there is a lot of pressure. I thought he handled it real well."

N.B: After being snubbed at the Summer Development Camp, Josh Ho-Sang showed nice offensive skills with two beautiful assists on Canada's goals.

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