Defenseman Calvin de Haan was a lock heading into Team Canada's evaluation camp, but fellow Islanders prospect Casey Cizikas was not.
Cizikas made the cut despite suffering a back injury during in camp Sunday. The 19-year-old center, who plays for Team Canada coach Dave Cameron with the Mississauga St. Michael's majors, scored a game-winning goal in an intrasquad game Monday to help his cause.
Cizikas and the rest of team Canada will begin play Monday with an exhibition game against fellow Islanders prospect Nino Niederreiter and Switzerland.
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