Tokarski Shines; Tyrell Tallies GW Assist
Team White storms back in the second intrasquad scrimmage at Hockey Canada's World Junior Championships Development Camp hosted this week at the University of Ottawa. Goaltender Jake Allen got the starting nod for Game Two for Team Red and allowed three Team White goals in the first half of the game. Bolt prospect Dustin Tokarski entered the nets at the 9:42 mark of the second period for Team Red. Greg Nemisz scored what would be the game-winning goal against Tokarski with just under two minutes to go in the second period as Team White took a seemingly insurmountable 4-0 lead. Lightning prospect Dana Tyrell assisted on the Nemisz goal to earn his first point of the three-game intrasquad series.
Just like the first scrimmage, Tokarksi would slam the door shut after allowing just one goal, while Team Red rallied behind two points each by Tyler Ennis and Chris Terry. In the end, Team Red would fall short allowing Team White to knot up the three-game scrimmage series with a 4-3 victory.
After two scrimmages, Tokarski leads all four goalies in contention for a roster spot with Team Canada at the 2009 WJC's with 2 goals allowed in about 60 minutes of play. Jake Allen and Tyson Sexsmith have allowed 3 goals, while Chet Pickard has allowed 4 goals, for the same playing time.
The third and final scrimmage is schedule for Tuesday night at 6pm ET at the University of Ottawa.