Calgary Flames prospects Tyler Wotherspoon and Laurent Brossoit had their final audition at the Hockey Canada 2013 World Junior Championship Selection Camp this afternoon and will now wait for the final cuts to be made later this afternoon.
Both players put in a solid effort in Team Canada's tilt with the CIS All-Stars but Hockey Canada needs to release nine more players to reach the 23-man limit so nothing is guaranteed for either player.
Brossoit suited up for his third game this week and once again played extremely well. His best save in the first period came when he was able get his blocker on a close range shot from Kevin King. In the first half of the second period, the CIS All-Stars cranked the pressure but the 19 year-old calmly turned away all eight shots he faced in the frame.
In total, Brossoit stopped 13 shots this afternoon. He allowed just 2 goals on 50 shots through three games this week. His selection camp save percentage is .960 while his GAA sits at 1.33.
"It's been a great experience, as I expected," Brossoit stated after the game. "It was very professional, very well-organized and I'm glad I went out there and gave my all. I feel like I had a pretty good performance throughout the camp so I'm happy."
Wotherspoon played a composed game through his three games this week, reading and anticipating plays well. He spent time on the Canadian penalty killing unit and was used on a 5-on-3 kill in the second frame.
Team Canada, who fell 4-1 to the University of Alberta Golden Bears yesterday, fared well against the CIS All-Stars team; a squad comprised of members of the University of Calgary Dinos, Mount Royal Cougars and University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.
In the first period, Canada sent 14 shots at Jordan Binnington, beating him twice. Anthony Camara opened the scoring on a great feed from his linemate JC Lipon. Ty Rattie made it 2-0 shortly after when he banged home a Jonathan Drouin rebound.
The scoreless second period saw Canada take several penalties, handing the CIS All-Stars a 5-on-3 power play at one point, but the Canadian penalty killing units were up to the task.
The third frame was a physical affair but neither side was able to find the back of the net. Canada outshot the CIS by a 32-22 margin. The closest either team came to a goal was when Brett Ritchie rang a shot off the post late in the game when the CIS had an empty net.
TEAM CANADA LINES, DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS & GOALTENDERS:
Jonathan Drouin - Phillip Danault - Ty Rattie
Charles Hudon - Nathan MacKinnon - Brett Ritchie
Hunter Shinkaruk - Daniel Catenacci - Tom Wilson
Anthony Camara - Mark McNeill - JC Lipon
Griffin Reinhart - Frank Corrado
Ryan Murphy - Ryan Sproul
Tyler Wotherspoon - Mathew Dumba
WEDNESDAY'S RELEASES: F Sean Monahan, F Tyler Graovac, F Francis Beauvillier, D Adam Pelech and D Derrick Pouliot.
Team Canada will unveil their final roster at 6:45 PM MT.
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