Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
Team Canada wrapped up their pre-tourney schedule with a 2-1 shootout victory over Sweden.
Jonathan Drouin scored the lone marker in regulation for Canada, while Burnaby's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jonathon Huberdeau lit the lamp for the Juniors in the shootout.
Jordan Binnington only allowed one goal against for Canada, who now wing their way to Ufa, Russia for the beginning of their World Junior Championships, which begin Boxing Day with a date against Germany.
Canada may be without forward Boone Jenner, who was assessed a five minute major penalty and game miscounduct for a late hit. Swedish defender Jesper Pettersson suffered a dislocated shoulder and broken wrist from the play and will be lost to Sweden for the tourney. Jenner and Head Coach Steve Spott protested the penalty, saying the hit may have been a shade late, but a clean shoulder to shoulder hit.
The IIHF has yet to rule on Jenner's eligibility for the tourney.