Motivated Zach Fucale wants No. 1 goalie role for Canada

Canada's goalie Zachary Fucale makes a save against Switzerland during the third period of their...

Canada's goalie Zachary Fucale makes a save against Switzerland during the third period of their IIHF World Junior Championship quarterfinal game in Malmo, Sweden on January 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:18 PM ET

Last winter in Sweden, Zach Fucale laid the groundwork.

The 19-year-old goaltender, who became Canada’s No. 1 goalie at the 2014 world junior, but couldn’t help lead it to a gold medal, is fed by a desire to get Canada back on top of the junior hockey world.

“There is something I can do better in the crease, always,” Fucale said after Canada practised at the Bell Sports Complex on Monday. “We didn’t win last year, and I look in the mirror and say I have to step it up.

“Nothing is done. I have a lot of things to prove in order to make this team, and I am excited to start this preparation on the road to get to that tournament.”

Of the four goaltenders in the summer camp — Eric Comrie, Tristan Jarry and Philippe Desrosiers also are in competition for a job — just Fucale has world-junior experience.

It gives the Montreal Canadiens prospect an edge.


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