Frédérik Gauthier, Anthony Duclair and Haydn Fleury had a goal and an assist each to lead Canada past the Czech Republic 6-2 Tuesday in their opening game at the National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.
Sam Reinhart, Curtis Lazar and Nick Paul also scored for Canada while Brandon Wheat Kings' forward Jayce Hawryluk was held off the scoresheet.
The Roblin product played on a line with fourth overall pick Sam Bennett and Arizona Coyotes' 2014 first rounder Brendan Perlini during the contest.
Elkhorn product Travis Sanheim and Winnipeg's Madison Bowey are the only other Manitobans at the camp, but neither played in Tuesday's contest.
Canada will continue its series of exhibition games by playing Russia on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Hockey Canada named the Under-18 roster for the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament later this month on Tuesday.
There are no Manitoba connections on the roster though it does include eight WHLers -- Seattle's Mathew Barzal and Ethan Bear, Red Deer's Adam Musil, Medicine Hat's Connor Hobbs, Prince George's Jansen Harkins, Kelowna's Nick Merkley, Victoria's Tyler Soy and Moose Jaw's Zachary Sawchenko.
Canada will face the Czech Republic in a pre-tournament game in Breclav on Saturday before opening the tournament against Switzerland on Monday (August 11th).
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