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a defence-spliting diagonal pass from Raghunath.

WINNIPEG -- It was almost 30 C outside but there was still hockey Monday as the Winnipeg Jets development camp got underway on the edge of the city with 43 young prospects. . Some, such as goaltender Eric Comrie, barely 18, probably have a long way to go before they lace up skates in the NHL. But others, such as centre Mark Scheifele, 20, could have a far more immediate impact on the future of a team that is trying to get a lot better this season. This is Scheifeles third such camp and he says he has one thing on his mind -- making the team that made him their first draft pick in 2011. He was also the first draft pick of the Jets period, since the former Thrashers had just relocated to Winnipeg from Atlanta. "Im working my hardest to be on the team full time this year," Scheifele said after the first day on the ice. The biggest thing Scheifele suggests he needs is strength and he is certainly a little bigger and stronger looking than he was in 2011. Scheifele and 2012 draft pick Jacob Trouba have been training with Gary Roberts. The retired NHL left-winger, who played 21 seasons in the league, runs a high-performance centre in Toronto. "Ive been there just over a month now. Ive already seen huge gains in my body and my strength," said Scheifele. He also says its good to have someone like Trouba around. Scheifele played for Canada and Trouba, the Jets top pick last year, for the United States in the world juniors. The U.S. won gold and Canada came home without a medal this year at the competition, something Trouba admits he brings up now and then. "We still joke about the world juniors quite a bit but we do push each other," said Scheifele. The Jets have tried him out twice at the beginning of the last two seasons but both times felt he needed more seasoning and sent him back to his OHL junior team, the Barrie Colts, coached by a former original Winnipeg Jet, Dale Hawerchuk. Scheifele developed into a major offensive threat in the OHL, leading his Colts to within one game of qualifying for the Memorial Cup this year. He was injured and had to watch as they lost Game 7 and missed the tournament. "It was honestly the hardest thing Ive ever done, to watch the game from the stands and not able to be out there in game seven. . . It was the toughest feeling Ive ever had to deal with, to see the guys heartbroken like that and not being able to be with them." This is the year many expect him to graduate but he suggests the pressure is the same he has felt every year. "I think theres always pressure. I put a lot of pressure on myself every year Ive been here." The Jets have 22 forwards, 15 defencemen and six goaltenders in camp, which lasts until Friday. Trouba also says the competitive spirit he and possible future teammate Scheifele bring to their training with Roberts is a good thing. "Were pretty good friends and I think the kind of people we are were both pretty competitive people. . . I think its good and its healthy for our relationship," he said. "I want this place to be home for quite a while for me and Im working hard to get there. . . I feel better than I have my whole career." http:/// . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. http:/// . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors. http:/// . Denis Coderre, the former federal MP who was elected mayor on Nov. 3, has drawn the ire of some Montreal Canadiens. During last nights game he tweeted: "Hello? Can we get a one-way ticket to (minor-league) Hamilton for David Desharnais please. Rio -- A nervy India squandered a one-goal advantage as they allowed Canada to stage a fightback with a late strike and earn a 2-2 draw in their final mens hockey pool game.India struck through Akashdeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh in the 33rd and 41st minutes, while for Canada, Scott Tupper scored twice, both times converting penalty corners.?India, who had already qualified for the last eight, ended the group phase with two wins, two losses and a draw, collecting seven points.?Going by form and world rankings, India were the overwhelming favourites against Canada, and as expected, they started on a bright note. They created numerous scoring chances but failed to get past the stout Canadian defence led by the goalkeeper David Carter, who made three saves to deny India.?Canada, on the other hand, played deep on their own half and depended mainly on counter attacks. India had lucky escape on at least two occasions when the Canadians pressed hard from counters.India dominated the opening two quarters and created their first real scoring chance in the eighth minute, but Nikkin Thimmaiahs reverse hit from close range was blocked by Carter. Five minutes later, Carter once again came to his sides rescue by coming off the line to deny Nikkin.India soon secured their first penalty corner but VR Raghunaths effort was blocked by a charging defender. Canada then had the best opportunity to take the lead from a counter attack when an unmarked Matthew Guest found himself in one-on-one situation with Sreejesh but his reverse hit just went wide of the goal, much to the relief of the Indians.India had another chance to score, in the 18th minute, when Manpreet Singh and SK Uthappa combined well to enter the Canadian circle but once again, Carter brilliantly saved the formers reverse shot.Minutes later, India were dealt a big blow when SV Sunil was stretchered off the pitch after he sustained an iinjury by crashing against the sign boards while pressing for an attack. http:/// Nikkin missed his third chance soon when he just pushed wide after being fed by Sardar Singh. The Indians had another opportunity to break the deadlock four minutes from half time, but Rupinder Pal Singhs try from their second penalty corner was saved at the goal-line by Canada captain Scott Tupperas.India came out with more urgency after the change of ends and took the lead two minutes into the third quarter from their third short corner, as Akashdeep scored off a rebound after Harmanpreet Singhs initial low flick was saved by Carter.But Indias joy was short-lived as seconds later, Tupper equalised for Canada, converting their first penalty corner.The equaliser didnt affect India, though, as they pressed hard in search of goals and managed to restore their lead in the 41st minute through Ramandeep, who, lurking in front of the Candian goal, smartly defelcted in a defence-spliting diagonal pass from Raghunath.Canada soon earned their second penalty corner but Tuppers flick was saved by an alert Sreejesh. Leading 2-1, India were dominating the proceedings but they conceded an unnecessary penalty corner in the last 10 minutes of the fourth quarter.In an effort to commit himself too much while defending, Nikkin committed an unnecessary foul outside the cirle which not only resulted in a suspension for him but also gave away another short corner to the Candians and Tupper was up to the task, scoring his second goal of the match.Desperate for three full points to seal a third-place fininsh in Pool B, India went all out attacking thereafter and even withdrew Sreejesh for an additional forward in the last three minutes, but they failed to break the resolute Candian defence.Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '