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TORONTO -- Brayden Point is banking on the second time being the charm. Jason Williams Jersey . The Moose Jaw Warriors forward is again at the Canadian under-18 national hockey teams training camp. Last year as an under-age player he was with the squad through its final exhibition game in Sochi, Russia -- scoring twice in regulation and once in a shootout in a 5-4 victory over Czech Republic -- before being released and returning home. Adding insult to injury for Point, the Canadians went on to win the tournament for the third time overall but first since 2008. Canadas victory also snapped the United States run of four straight gold medal finishes. "It (being released) was tough but it was an older team and there was a lot of good players," Point said following Mondays practice at the Mastercard Centre. "I understood and was just thankful to get the experience. "Meeting the Hockey Canada guys and getting to know them over the course of the trip last year was great so now its a lot more comfortable and I feel a lot more confident." The five-foot-nine, 160-pound Point was the Warriors leading scorer this year with 91 points (26 goals, 55 assists). He played in all 72 of his teams games and finished the season with an impressive 12-game point streak. The 18-year-old Calgary native has recorded 149 points (61-88) in his three seasons with Moose Jaw. He also took part in the 2014 CHL Top Prospects game. Point does have previous national under-18 experience. He was a member of the Canadian squad that won gold at the 13 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament, registering a goal and three assists in five games. And although he wasnt a part of last years under-18 world championship squad, Point is well aware of what the expectations are for this years team. "No matter what Hockey Canada event you go to, the expectation is always gold," he said. "That never changes no matter what the previous team did. "But being able to play exhibition games last year over there was an awesome experience. I think I can take the pace of the game from that experience and hopefully translate it into my game this year." Point is among 22 players who were invited to the camp -- eight from both the WHL and OHL, six from the QMJHL. Thirteen participated in last years under-17 world hockey challenge in Quebec while eight played in this years under-17 event in Cape Breton, N.S. Point is one of nine players on the roster who helped Canada win gold at the Ivan Hlinka event last summer in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. But what stands out most to head coach Kevin Dineen is the sheer size of his squad, with 14 players in camp standing six feet or taller. "I cant believe the size of these guys and when you look at their bios they were playing midget just a couple of years ago," said Dineen, the former head coach of the NHLs Florida Panthers. "But not only are they big, theyre skilled with talent. "That makes it enjoyable having guys who are able to play the game anyway we need to have success." But Dineen, who played 19 NHL seasons and led Canadas national womens team to Olympic gold in Sochi in February, has also been impressed with his players hockey smarts. "Were certainly not going to compromise and dumb things down for this group," he said. "That wouldnt be fair to them because that wouldnt be making them live up to their potential and by no means are we doing that. "Its a pretty smart, cerebral bunch and I like the chemistry . . . one of our players missed the first day and didnt understand the drill we were doing so one of his teammates said, Here, hop in and Ill show you what we have to do. Theres a little bit of that going on which were really trying to encourage." And with good reason. Dineen faces the challenge of having to mould 22 players into a team less than two weeks before the start of the world championship tournament in Lapeenranta and Imatra, Finland. "Many teams were going to face have a real advantage because theyve been centralized like the U.S. team out in Ann Arbor, Mich., and many of the European players have played together for a while and were just putting this together," Dineen said. "But for me I love this kind of stuff, its so much fun. "This is such a good bunch to be around. Theyre enthusiastic, theyre talented, theyre nervous, its the whole package. Weve all felt each other out here for the last few days. Yes, there are challenges. Weve got to gel and find some chemistry in a pretty timely manner but its a really fun group to work with and theyre very sharp kids." Canada will conclude its training camp sessions Tuesday and play exhibition games against Finland and Denmark before opening the under-18 tournament April 17 against Sweden. 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Denker threw for 275 touchdowns and two touchdowns and the Wildcats had an easy time in a 42-19 victory over the Eagles in the Advocare V100 Bowl on Tuesday. It was another impressive performance for Carey in what might be his final college game. The 5-foot-10, 207-pound junior topped 100 yards rushing for a 16th straight game. Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez had plenty of praise for Carey before sneaking in a plug to campaign for a senior season. "Hes the hardest runner in the country and I think hes the best running back in the country," Rodriguez said before breaking into a grin. "And hes still got some things to learn. So another year and hed be just right." The game was billed as a matchup between two of the nations top running backs -- Arizonas Carey and Boston Colleges Andre Williams. But the duel between AP All-America first team selections was one-sided. Williams, who won the Doak Walker Award over Carey, was held to 75 yards rushing and a touchdown. Boston College (7-6) didnt score a touchdown until Williams 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter. "The biggest key for us defensively was tackling (Williams) before he had the chance to get going," Rodriguez said. "We wanted to tackle him early and be physical." Carey had plenty of help. Arizona (8-5) had 529 total yards and scored 35 straight points to turn a tight 7-6 game in the second quarter into a 42-6 blowout by early in the fourth. Denker completed 17 of 24 passes while Nate Phillips caught nine passes for 193 yards. Redshirt freshman Trey Griffey -- the son of former baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. -- caught two touchdown passes, including a 26-yarder just before halftime that gave the Wildcats a 21-6 lead. Arizonas six touchdowns tied an Advocare V100 Bowl record. Rodriguez said the offence -- and particularly Denker-- played at a high level for most of the day "I kknow when a quarterback gets it like B. Georgios Papagiannis Jersey. J," Rodriguez said. "Hes seeing everything -- good and bad. He was really sharp mentally and obviously, he showed his athletic ability on some of those runs." Boston Colleges remarkable turnaround season came to a disappointing conclusion. First-year coach Steve Addazio took a team that finished with a 2-10 record in 2012 back to the post-season, but the Eagles couldnt do much of anything right Tuesday. "I thought Arizona did an unbelievable great job of taking advantage of opportunities to gain momentum," Addazio said. "And then they really put the pedal down." Williams, who came into the game with 2,102 rushing yards, looked ordinary against Arizonas active defensive line. The senior never had much of a chance, usually meeting a pile of defenders right at the line of scrimmage. "We had to execute at a high level and we failed to do that at certain points." Williams said. The Eagles secondary struggled to contain Arizonas receivers, who repeatedly found space in the defence. Boston Colleges Alex Amidon caught 10 passes for 129 yards and Nate Freese made field goals from 32 and 41 yards to cap a 20-for-20 season. Both teams took to the air early. Denker completed 8 of 12 passes for 145 yards in the first half. Griffeys two touchdowns were the first of his career. Boston College looked much less comfortable throwing. Chase Rettig tossed two first-half interceptions, including one that William Parks returned 69 yards for a touchdown. "As I was running I heard the crowd getting real loud," Parks said. "So I said Oh man, I must have done something really good." Denker was selected games Most Valuable Player on offence, and Parks took defensive honours. Carey had 116 of his 169 yards rushing in the second half. The Wildcats pushed ahead 28-6 early in the third quarter after a long drive ended with Careys second touchdown -- a 5-yard run up the middle. 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