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Canada wraps up U20 development camp with win over Czech Republic

CALGARY — Dylan Strome and Nick Merkley each scored twice as Canada beat the Czech Republic 6-2 on Thursday at the under-20 national team development camp.

It was the final game of a four-game exhibition series between the Canadians, Russia and the Czech Republic.

Brayden Point and Olivier LeBlanc added the others for Canada.

Jakub Zboril and Jiri Cernoch found the back of the net for the Czech Republic in the third period.

Mackenzie Blackwood started in net for Canada and stopped all 13 shots he faced. Samuel Montembeault played 29:43 of relief, turning aside 7-of-9 shots.

Karel Vejmelka kicked out 32 shots in goal for the Czech Republic.

The Canadians went 1 for 3 on the power play while the Czech Republic failed to score on one opportunity.

Canada beat Russia 4-1 on Monday, the Czech Republic 7-1 on Tuesday, before a 3-2 shootout loss to the Russians on Wednesday.

The Canadian Press

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