Sparks also played for Canada's Team East in the World Junior A Challenge (the tournament Moffie played in) in November. Here's what the coach of the Blades had to say about him at the time:
"With Lindsay Team Canada East is getting on of the quickest players in the entire league. He is called upon to carry much of the offence (ahhh Canada! -ed) load for our team and I am sure he will be able to play a similar role during this competition."
He ended up with just 1 assist and 16 PIMs in that tournament for the eventual bronze medalists.
He joins Chris Brown, AJ Treais, Kevin Lynch, and Lee Moffie as members of the entering class of 2009.