12/10 Recap: Adam leaves mark with national team in mind

Does anyone think Luke Adam is ready for Team Canada's Selection Camp?

Playing in his final game Thursday before departing for a world junior tryout in Saskatchewan, the Cape Breton forward scored four times in the Screaming Eagles 7-5 win over Victoriaville. Adam's +4 output vaults him into the QMJHL goal scoring lead with an even 25, and second overall in total points with 52 in 32 games.

Starting on Saturday, Adam will join 35 other players, including 15 from last January's gold medal winners, for the rights to wear the Canadian maple leaf in the World Junior Championships. A bubble player heading into the 2009 schedule, SabresProspects has Adam in strong contention for a role on the fourth line pending a good showing in the camp scrimmages. He's not the quickest skater, but his timely playmaking, use of size, and adequate two-way abilities could make him a hidden gem at either center or wing.

In the OHL, Zack Kassian was -1 as Peterborough edged Niagara, 3-2. The Sabres' first round pick last June, Kassian has eight goals and 23 points in 25 games this season.
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