TSN’s Mark Masters sat down for a round-table discussion with Sebastian Cossa, Dylan Garand and Brett Brochu, the three goaltenders vying to be Team Canada’s #1 netminder at the World Junior Championship. Things got “chirpy” quick:
TSN: You guys often get asked to describe yourself as a goalie so I’ll do it a little different this time. Brett, what stands out about Sebastian?
Brochu: “He plays really well to his strengths. He’s got good size [6-foot-7] and really good movement for a big guy. So, it’s impressive to watch. You don’t see many guys like him that have that good of crease control. It’s pretty impressive.”
TSN: Sebastian, what’s the scouting report on Dylan?
Cossa: “He’s smiling. I got to compliment this guy now, eh? He’s going to love this. He’s 6-foot-1 and he moves very well. Tracks the puck very well. Really good hands. He’s got a good glove. He skates well and places himself at the top of his crease and isn’t leaky, doesn’t let anything through him, really.”
TSN: Dylan, your thoughts on Brett?
Garand: “He works hard in there and competes hard and doesn’t give up on a puck. He’s got good skating ability and ability to move and stuff like that. He doesn’t give a bunch of rebounds out. Pretty solid, all-around game and pretty fun to watch him in practice and games.”
TSN: Anyone want to add anything?
Garand: “No, I’m just glad I didn’t have to do Cossa (smile).”