Monahan scores twice in scrimmage at Hockey Canada's WJC evaluation camp

Monday, 05.08.2013 / 9:26 PM / Future Watch
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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Monahan scores twice in scrimmage at Hockey Canada\'s WJC evaluation camp

CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames 2013 first round pick Sean Monahan was on fire during a controlled scrimmage at the Hockey Canada World Junior Championship evaluation camp on Monday.

The pivot scored two goals in the scrimmage - one in regulation and the game-winner for Team Red in a shootout. The first goal was set up by Vancouver Canucks 2013 first round pick Bo Horvat and the winger was quick to laud Monahan on his perfect shot.

"I saw him driving to the net and I just tried to get it over as quickly as I could, and put a little sauce on it to get it over the stick," Horvat told CBC. "He made a great delay, great shot and put it up in the top corner."

Monahan's fellow Flames 2013 first round pick Emile Poirier also scored for Red, giving the squad a two-goal lead early in the second half.

Canada will play Finland, Sweden and the USA later on this week, which will be when head coach Brent Sutter will get a better idea of what each player can offer his squad.

"What's so neat about this process is we get to play three games against teams that we're going to be playing against in the tournament," Sutter told CBC. "It's an evaluation for those teams too.

"We'll have a better idea of where we're at after those three games, and then we'll know what our needs and wants are and start forming a team, to some degree."

Mark Jankowski, the Flames first round pick in 2012, played for Team White.

Canada's first exhibition game is on Wednesday, when they face off against Finland at 11:00 AM MST at the Olympic Training Center (Olympic Rink) in Lake Placid, NY.

TEAM RED LINES AND DEFENCE PAIRINGS

FORWARDS

Bo Horvat - Sean Monahan - Curtis Lazar

Hunter Shinkaruk - Scott Laughton - Charles Hudon

Brendan Leipsic - Nic Petan- Emile Poirier

Ryan Rupert - Felix Girard

DEFENCE

Darnell Nurse - Matthew Dumba

Derrick Pouliot - Damon Severson

Slater Koekkoek - Michael Matheson

TEAM WHITE LINES AND DEFENCE PAIRINGS

FORWARDS

Mark Jankowski - Nathan MacKinnon - Tom Wilson

Max Domi - Connor McDavid - Sam Reinhart

Anthony Mantha - Frederik Gauthier - Kerby Rychel

Brendan Gaunce

DEFENCE

Morgan Rielly - Dillon Heatherington

Matthew Finn - Ryan Pulock

Griffin Reinhart - Josh Morrissey

2014 FLAMES PICKS
SAM BENNETT
CENTRE - CGY
Round 1 - 4th Overall
MASON MCDONALD
GOALTENDER - CGY
Round 2 - 34th Overall
HUNTER SMITH
RIGHT WING - CGY
Round 2 - 54th Overall
BRANDON HICKEY
DEFENCE - CGY
Round 3 - 64th Overall
ADAM OLLAS-MATTSSON
DEFENCE - CGY
Round 6 - 175th Overall
AUSTIN CARROLL
LEFT WING - CGY
Round 7 - 184th Overall