Fort Frances Lakers’ goalie Jameson Shortreed didn’t get a chance to show his skills at the World Jr. ‘A’ Challenge in Penticton, B.C. last night.
The 17-year-old Emo native instead was the back-up to Matthew Krahn as Canada West dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to Switzerland.
Canada West (0-1) had battled back from a 3-0 third-period deficit to eventually knot the game 4-4.
But Nicholas Steiner tallied a power-play marker just 1:45 into the extra frame to give the Swiss the victory.
It was a rough night for the Maple Leaf as Canada East suffered a 6-1 shellacking at the hands of the U.S.
Canada West will wrap up group play tomorrow (Nov. 10) against Russia, with the quarter-finals slated for the next day.
The gold- and bronze-medal games are set for Sunday.
The gold-medal game will be broadcast on TSN 2, but Hockey Canada will be live streaming games pay-per-view at http://hockeycanada.fasthockey.com