Each Team Canada scored first in their respective games in the pretournament at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie; however, only one was victorious.
Team Red and Foxwarren's Dawson Barteaux topped the Americans 3-1 despite only having 13 shots on net, including one in the 3rd.
Grandview's Koby Morrisseau scored the first goal for Team Canada White in a 5-3 loss to Russia.
Yorkton's Brett Kemp and Team Canada Black fell to the Swedes 4-1.
The preliminary round of the tournament begins Sunday.
While Koby Morrisseau is off with Team Canada, his Spokane Chiefs teammate, and another former Parkland Ranger, scored his first WHL goal.
Swan River's Riley McKay scored a goal and added an assist in a 6-2 victory for Spokane over the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday.