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Strong Weekend at Team USA Camp For Preds Prospects

Monday, 08.8.2011 / 9:29 AM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Strong Weekend at Team USA Camp For Preds Prospects
Preds prospects Chase Balisy and Austin Watson made strong first impressions during the first two days of Team USA's Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid.

Watson scored two goals in Saturday's scrimmage, the opening game of the week-long camp, including the game-winning goal with 4:21 left in regulation to lead USA Team Blue to a 4-3 win over USA Team White. He followed that up with an assist in last night's scrimmage game. His three points pace Team Blue and are just one behind camp leader Kenny Agostino.

Balisy also netted a pair of goals in Saturday's scrimmage, both in the third period to help USA Team White erase a one goal deficit and take a 3-2 lead late in regulation before Team Blue rallied late. Balisy and Watson are tied for the camp lead with two goals.

Camp continues today with a pair of scrimmage games. Balisy and Team White face Preds 2011 second round pick Miikka Salomaki and Team Finland at 3:30 pm CT. At Noon today Watson and Team Blue faceoff against Team Sweden.

Team USA is likely to make a round of cuts after today's games to get ready for more games against Team Finland and Team Sweden later in the week. The Evaluation Camp is key audition for this winter's World Junior Championships team. Team USA has medaled at the last two World Junior Championships, the first time in program history that the US has medaled in back-to-back years, winning the Gold Medal in 2010 and the Bronze Medal in 2011.

Click here for USA Hockey's Junior Evaluation Camp Main Page, including links to live streams of today's games.
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00