Canadian World Junior Camp

By Chris McCluskey

For many this was one of the first chances since their respective seasons ended that they have ad the opportunity to skate. As a result of this, players are still finding their game. “I’ve been on a few times”, said 2002 first overall draft pick Rick Nash, “It’s been a busy summer.” Plymouth Whalers forward Cole Jarrett reiterated the sentiments of his OHL counterpart by asserting, “It (the first day) went okay, but it was tough.”

One of the standouts on this first day of practices was the play of someone who is seen to e somewhat of a sleeper pick to make the team, goaltender David Leneveu. The Phoenix Coyotes draft pick, and Cornell University star, displays a great attitude when faced with his goal of making the club. When praised for his play, the amicable LeNeveu laughed and replied, “I am not taking things too seriously, just trying to shake off the cobwebs a bit and play as best I can.”

Throughout the next ten days the players will be subject to more practices in combination with four red and white games. When they are not on the ice, they will be participating in activities designed to help them bond as a team while familiarizing them with the Halifax area. This includes staying in residence together at St. Mary’s University, a trip to Lawrencetown Beach across the bridge in Dartmouth, and a lobster dinner, which is a custom of the Maritime Provinces. It is hoped that taking some of the mystery out of the region will give them an advantage come December 26th, when Canada will take on Sweden in its first round robin match-up.

NOTES: Carlo Colaiacovo and Barry Brust both left the ice Sunday after an
on-ice collision during a drill. Brust was the only one to return…

St.Mary’s University
coach Trevor Steinberg as well as Dalhousie University coach Fabian Joseph were
brought in this weekend as ‘special coaches’…

Out of the three injured players to be
invited, only the WHL’s Matthew Spiller made the trip East, as he is still capable of
participating in not contact skating. Among 2003 draft eligible players in camp are Eric
Staal, Chris St. Jacques, and Maxime Fortunus.

TEAM ROSTERS

Red


David LeNeveu

Olivier Michaud

Brendan Bell

Jay Bouwmeester

Maxime Fortunus

Cole Jarrett

Duncan Keith

Alexandre Rouleau

Brett Skinner

Matthew Spiller

Jeff Woywitka

Gregory Campbell

Shawn Collymore

Nicolas Corbeil

Owen Fussey

Brooks Laich

Duncan Milroy

Rick Nash

Cam Paddock

Derek Roy

Brandon Segal

Stephen Weiss

Kyle Wellwood

White


Barry Brust

Jeff Drouin-Delauriers

Carlo Colaiacovo

Steve Eminger

Drew Fata

Aaron Johnson

Doug Lynch

Brent MacLellan

Nathan Paetsch

Ian White

Pierre-Marc Bouchard

Boyd Gordon

Colt King

Jay McClement

Daniel Paillé

Jason Spezza

Eric Staal

Joel Stepp

Chris St. Jacques

Maxime Talbot

Jordin Tootoo

Scottie Upshall

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Aug 10: 5pm-6pm...............Practice, Team Red

Aug 10: 6:15pm-7:15pm......Practice, Team White

Aug 11: 9am-10:30am.........Practice, Team Red

Aug 11: 10:45am-12:15am...Practice, Team White

Aug 12: 9am-10:30am.........Practice, Team White

Aug 12: 10:45am-12:15pm...Practice, Team Red

Aug 13: 9am-10am..............Practice, Team Red

Aug 13: 10:30am-11:30am...Practice, Team White

Aug 13: 5pm-5:30pm...........Warm-Up

Aug 13: 5:30pm-8pm...........Red/White Game #1

Aug 14: 9am-10am..............Practice, Team White

Aug 14: 10:15am-11:15am...Practice, Team Red

Aug 14: 5pm-5:30pm...........Warm-Up

Aug 14: 5:30pm-8pm...........Red/White Game #2

Aug 15: Team Canada Lobster Fest- Ticket Still Available, Call (902) 421-1302 ext 219

Aug 16: 10am-11am..............3 on 3 Game

Aug 16: 5:30pm-7pm.............Skills Competition

Aug 17: 9am-10am..............Practice, Team White

Aug 17: 10:30am-11:30am...Practice, Team Red

Aug 17: 5pm-5:30pm...........Warm-Up

Aug 17: 5:30pm-8pm...........Red/White Game #3

Aug 18: 9am-10:30am..........Practice, Team Red

Aug 18: 10:45am-12:15am...Practice, Team White

Aug 19: 9am-10am..............Practice, Team White

Aug 19: 10:30am-11:30am...Practice, Team Red

Aug 19: 5pm-5:30pm...........Warm-Up

Aug 19: 5:30pm-8pm...........Red/White Game #4