BOISBRIAND, Que. - Blake Speers was anxious heading into camp over whether the wrist he broke in October would hold up enough for him to make Canada's team for the world junior championship.
All went well as Speers - the captain of his hometown Sault St. Marie Greyhounds - helped set up a goal and the juniors downed the U Sports all-stars 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after beating the national student selects 5-3 at the Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau.
Four cuts were made after the game. Defenceman Victor Mete of the London Knights and forwards Nick Merkley of the Kelowna Rockets, Brett Howden of the Moose Jaw Warriors and Austin Wagner of the Regina Pats were returned to their teams.
Coach Dominique Ducharme said camp, which started with 31 players, will likely be trimmed to the final 22 either Tuesday night or on Wednesday.
The junior team concludes its four-day selection camp with a game Wednesday night against the Czech Republic.
Roy, defenceman Mete and Howden scored for Canada, which outshot U Sports 27-15.
With both teams playing a second game in less than 24 hours, neither side looked sharp. But the juniors' edge in speed and skill, as well as seven power play opportunities, eventually prevailed.
To give all three of Canada's goalies playing time, Canada's Michael McNiven played the entire game for U Sports, while Carter Hart and Connor Ingram split time in the Canada net.
Those who did not get into the game on Monday night all played Tuesday.
Canada's scratches included the returning players from last year's team - - Dylan Strome, Ryan Barzal, Thomas Chabot, Julien Gauthier and Mitchell Stephens.
Canada leads U Sports 14-6 all-time in selection camp exhibition games.