CHICAGO - Jake Allen made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Chicago Wolves blanked the visiting Abbotsford Heat 2-0 on Sunday in American Hockey League action. Air Force 1 Wholesale . Evan Oberg opened the scoring for the Wolves (31-17-6) 9:27 into the first period and Ty Rattie added an insurance goal at 12:17 of the third while Abbotsfords Shane OBrien was serving a double minor for high sticking. Josh Jooris and Blair Jones led all Heat (33-17-5) skaters with four shots apiece on Allen while aaron Dell stopped 19-of-21 shots in defeat. Chicago went 2 for 7 on the power play while Abbotsford failed to score on five chances with the man advantage. Air Force 1 Fake .J. - Several people have collapsed in an overcrowded New Jersey train station while waiting in long lines to get to the Super Bowl. Air Force 1 Store . This game was inside. Adrian Peterson was missing. The stage was set for another step toward the playoffs.The puck drops for the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship on Boxing Day and while its still 112 days away, Canadas challenge remains the same - figuring out which players may or not be available to Team Canada because of potential spots available on NHL rosters. The challenge was certainly there during the gold medal years, but the spoils of victory demonstrated the enormous depth of talent Team Canada could draw upon. Now going five years without a gold medal - not to mention two consecutive years without any medal at all, five countries winning gold in the past six years and this years tournament on home ice - Hockey Canadas challenge isnt any easier. And the expectations remain as high as ever. Starting today and at the start of each month going into the 2015 tournament, TSN will examine candidates for Team Canada leading up to the selection camp in December. A roster of 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders will be tabled, along with other potential players who could challenge. And this list will certainly change as the season unfolds. The September edition allows us to look at all candidates prior to NHL training camp. For the initial roster, Jonathan Drouin is not listed because the belief that hell be in the NHL on Oct. 8 is very strong. Who are the other players Canada may be missing? As always, the players are ones that can have a significant impact on the team. Its one thing to understand who may be unavailable, but the challenge is actually identifying the players who can fill the void. First-overall NHL draft pick Aaron Ekblad will almost certainly be unavailable. Think back to the 2014 Mens Olympic Team when head coach Mike Babcock wanted balance between the left and right shots on the blue line. With the absence of Ekblad, that leaves one right shot defenceman - Madison Bowey - on the roster. Chris Bigras was on the World Junior Team last winter, but with the quality of players on the left side he may have to demonstrate a strong ability to play the right side. Jeremy Roy is a draft eligible player for next June - and is a very good player at that. His maturity is excellent and he may be able to challenge for a spot. Given that hes a right-handed shot, it could give this years team the balance theyre looking for. At forward, the potential for missing players is always at the top end of the lineup in terms of skill and impact. Possible returnees Sam Reinhart and Curtis Lazar lead the group and Max Domi was close to starting with the Phoenix Coyotes last season. Replacing Sam and Curtis is a significant challenge, because their impact has a wide-ranging effect. They can play all situations in the game, are versatile and can move throughout the lineup. Theyre also game changers and either one of them could be team captain. Meanwhile, Jake Virtanen is coming off shoulder surgery and his health may be a key factor in stepping into the void. He fits the bill of being a top-end talent with the skill to impact a game. The triccky part of the evaluation is identifying those players who can play outside their natural positions and contribute. Air Force 1 Cheap. Centre Robbi Fabbri had a fantastic playoff for the Guelph Storm and would be a leading candidate to step into a vacancy because hes shown a capability to play to his strengths - down the middle or on the wing. On the left side, Anthony Duclair is a tremendously talented player and when looking to replace a guy like Max Domi, it appears to be seamless with respect to his skill. Keep in mind that Sam Bennett and Connor McDavid have played alongside one another with great success, so this may be a natural fit. Brendan Lemieux brings a different element, but his ability to rise to the occasion in important games could see him fit in a different way - perhaps coming in from the bottom part of the roster as others push up. Canadas depth is strong, but replacing key performers is never easy. The expectations arent lower, but the task for the Team Canadas personnel is to form a team that meets those expectations - regardless of whos available or not. CRAIG BUTTONS PROJECTED TEAM CANADA - SEPTEMBER Forwards LEFT WING CENTRE RIGHT WING Max Domi (London) Connor McDavid (Erie) Sam Reinhart (Kootenay) Sam Bennett (Kingston) Nic Petan (Portland) Curtis Lazar (Edmonton) Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa) Bo Horvat (London) Jason Dickinson (Guelph) Morgan Klimchuk (Regina) Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski) Nick Baptiste (Sudbury) Nick Ritchie (Peterborough Defence LEFT RIGHT Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert) Aaron Ekblad (Barrie) Haydn Fleury (Red Deer) Madison Bowey (Kelowna) Samuel Morin (Rimouski) Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie) Shea Theodore (Seattle) Goaltenders Zach Fucale (Halifax) Philpiie Desrosiers (Rimouski) Names in bold are projected NHLers for the 2014-15 season. OTHER CANDIDATES Forwards LEFT WING CENTRE RIGHT WING Anthony Duclair (Quebec) Brayden Point (Moose Jaw) Jake Virtanen (Calgary) + Brendan Lemieux (Barrie) Robby Fabbri (Guelph) Jeremy Gregoire (Baie-Comeau) Defence LEFT RIGHT Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current) Chris Bigras (Owen Sound) Travis Sanheim (Calgary) Jeremy Roy (Sherbrooke) Goaltenders Eric Comrie (Tri-City) Mason McDonald (Charlottetown) + : Jake Virtanen is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery in May and is expected to return to action in October/November. ' ' '