TORONTO — Samuel Montembeault made 33 saves as Canada shut out a Canadian Interuniversity Sport all-star team 5-0 on Sunday afternoon to conclude Canada’s junior selection camp.
Montembeault was added to Canada’s roster on Tuesday after Mackenzie Blackwood was suspended by the Ontario Hockey League for eight games. The International Ice Hockey Federation honours CHL suspensions, forcing Blackwood to miss the first two games of the upcoming world junior hockey championship in Helsinki.
Anthony Beauvillier led Canada with a hat trick while Pierre-Luc Dubois and Travis Konecny also scored.
Corbin Boes started in net for the CIS all-stars, stopping 18 of 22 shots in 31:41 of work. Jordon Cooke made 19 saves on 20 shots in relief.
Canada lost to the CIS all-stars 5-4 in a shootout on Saturday night.
In both games, head coach Dave Lowry elected to scratch some of the biggest names from Canada’s selection camp roster.
Top NHL draft picks Dylan Strome and Mitch Marner along with linemate Lawson Crouse did not dress. Defencemen Joe Hicketts and Haydn Fleury were also healthy scratches while forward Brayden Point sat out both games due to a shoulder injury.
Crouse, Hicketts and Point were the only players from last year’s gold medal-winning team at the selection camp. The 2016 world junior tournament will be played from Dec. 26-Jan. 5.