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Canadian players embrace new roles at world juniors 0

By Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun

Canada's Anthony Camara stretches during practice at the World Juniors in Ufa, Russia, on Dec. 29, 2012. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Instinct tells Anthony Camara he should be jumping over the boards when Canada goes on the power play.

But at the 2013 world junior championship, Camara gets a bird's-eye view from the bench.

Settling into new, sharper-defined roles in the tournament and getting less ice time than they do back home is all part of the world-junior experience for the Canadian players.

"The mental part is definitely the biggest thing about it," Camara, who has 11 power-play goals for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League, said. "There's an adjustment because I've taken on a points role back in Barrie. I used to be an energy guy when I was in Saginaw (with the Spirit), and a couple of years I've (been among) the hardest hitters in the league, so I have that itch. I've had to get used to less ice time."

Toronto Sun

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