Forty-six players invited to Hockey Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp

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With most of the junior and amateur leagues on hold until the new year, Hockey Canada will host its largest world junior selection camp starting in November, with 46 players invited Thursday to compete for a place in Canada’s 2021 roster.Guests include returning players Quinton Byfield, Bowen Byram, Dylan Cozens, Jamie Drysdale, Connor McMichael and Dawson Mercer, all of whom helped lead Canada to a gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championship last year. .

Forward Alexis Lafreniere, who has appeared in the last two World Junior Championships and was drafted No. 1 by the New York Rangers earlier this month, is not on the roster as he stands. preparing for the start of the season in the NHL. He tallied four goals and 10 points in five games at last year’s tournament, earning MVP honors.

“While this has been a tough year for our athletes and our staff, we are delighted to announce the 46 players who will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship,” said the Senior Vice President of National Teams. Scott Salmond, who led the selection process. “We know our athletes are thrilled to have the opportunity to defend gold at home this year, and we expect a highly competitive selection camp with a number of tough decisions to make when selecting players. who will wear the maple leaf. in Edmonton in December. ”

The camp’s roster – which includes five goaltenders, 15 defensemen and 26 forwards – includes 22 players selected from the 2020 NHL Draft and 18 prospects from the 2019 NHL Draft.

Prospects representing Canada’s NHL teams are defenseman Kaiden Guhle (MTL) and forwards Ridly Greig (OTT), Dylan Holloway (EDM), Jakob Pelletier and Connor Zary (CGY), as well as Cole Perfetti (WPG).

There are five prospects eligible for the 2021 Draft on the roster, including defenseman Owen Power (Michigan, NCAA), forward Xavier Simoneau (Drummondville, QMJHL) and goaltenders Brett Brochu (London, OHL), Taylor Gauthier. (Prince George, WHL) and Tristan Lennox (Saginaw, OHL).

Kingston Frontenacs forward and 2022 NHL Draft prospect Shane Wright is also on the roster. Wright, 16, scored 39 goals and 66 points in 58 OHL games last season after earning exceptional status to play in the league.

Hockey Canada’s selection camp – led by head coach André Tourigny – will run from November 16 to December 13 in a cohort bubble in Red Deer, Alta., With practices, three intrasquad games and six games against one. U SPORTS All-Star Team.

The final tournament roster will be expanded this year, with 22 skaters and three goalies instead of the usual 20 skaters and three goalies.

The 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship kicks off Christmas Day in a bubble in Edmonton with enhanced security measures, expanded COVID-19 testing and team protocols. Canada opens the tournament on Boxing Day against Germany.

Each match of the World Junior Tournament can be seen live on TSN, the TSN app and TSN Direct and can also be heard on TSN Radio.

GOALKEEPERS
Brett Brochu 5’11 « 156 London (OHL) Draft 2021
Dylan Garand 6’1 « 172 Kamloops (WHL) NYR 2020 (4/103)
Taylor Gauthier 6’2 « 190 Prince George (WHL) Draft 2021
Tristan Lennox 6’3 « 190 Saginaw (OHL) Draft 2021
Devon Levi 6’0 « 185 Northeast (NCAA) FLA 2020 (7/212)
DEFENSE
Justin Barron 6’2 « 198 Halifax (LHJMQ) COL 2020 (1/25)
Bowen Byram 6’1 « 192 Vancouver (WHL) COL 2019 (1/4)
Lukas Cormier 5’10 « 176 Charlottetown (LHJMQ) VGK 2020 (3/68)
Jamie Drysdale 5’11 « 170 Erie (OHL) ANA 2020 (1/6)
Kaiden Guhle 6’3 « 184 Prince Albert (WHL) MTL 2020 (1/16)
Thomas harley 6 pi 4 po 195 Mississauga (OHL) FROM 2019 (1/18)
Demon hunt 6’0 « 194 Moose Jaw (WHL) MIN 2020 (3/65)
Kaedan Korczak 6 pi 4 po 200 Kelowna (WHL) VGK 2019 (2/41)
Mason Millman 6’1 « 180 Saginaw (OHL) PHI 2019 (4/103)
Ryan O’Rourke 6’1 « 169 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) MIN 2020 (2/39)
Owen Power 6’5 « 214 U. of Michigan (NCAA) Draft 2021
Matthew Robertson 6 pi 4 po 203 Edmonton (WHL) NYR 2019 (2/49)
Braden Schneider 6’2 « 210 Brandon (WHL) NYR 2020 (1/19)
Donovan Sebrango 6’1 « 184 Kitchener (OHL) DET 2020 (3/63)
Jordan Spence 5’10 « 178 Moncton (QMJHL) LAK 2019 (4/95)
BEFORE
Adam Beckman 6’1 « 174 Spokane (WHL) MIN 2019 (3/75)
Mavrik Bourque 5’11 « 185 Shawinigan (QMJHL) FROM 2020 (1/30)
Quinton Byfield 6 pi 4 po 215 Sudbury (OHL) LAK 2020 (1/2)
Graeme Clarke 6’0 « 174 Ottawa (OHL) NJD 2019 (3/80)
Dylan Cozens 6’3 « 185 Lethbridge (WHL) BUF 2019 (1/7)
Tyson Foerster 6’1 « 193 Barrie (OHL) PHI 2020 (1/23)
Gage Goncalves 6’1 « 170 Everett (WHL) TBL 2020 (2/62)
Ridly Greig 5’11 « 162 Brandon (WHL) OTT 2020 (1/28)
Dylan Holloway 6’1 « 203 Wisconsin (NCAA) EDM 2020 (1/14)
Seth Jarvis 5’10 « 172 Portland (WHL) CAR 2020 (1/13)
Peyton Krebs 5’11 « 180 Winnipeg (WHL) VGK 2019 (1/17)
Hendrix Lapierre 6’0 « 181 Chicoutimi (QMJHL) WSH 2020 (1/22)
Connor McMichael 6’0 « 181 London (OHL) WSH 2019 (1/25)
Dawson Mercer 6’0 « 180 Chicoutimi (QMJHL) NJD 2020 (1/18)
Alex Newhook 5’11 « 197 Boston College (NCAA) COL 2019 (1/16)
Jakob Pelletier 5’10 « 170 Val-d’Or (LHJMQ) CGY 2019 (1/26)
Perfect Cole 5’10 « 180 Saginaw (OHL) WPG 2020 (1/10)
Samuel Poulin 6’2 « 213 Sherbrooke (LHJMQ) PIT 2019 (1/21)
Jack Quinn 6’1 « 179 Ottawa (OHL) BUF 2020 (1/8)
Jamieson Rees 5’10 « 171 Sarnia (OHL) CAR 2019 (2/44)
Cole Schwindt 6’3 « 186 Mississauga (OHL) FLA 2019 (3/81)
Xavier Simoneau 5’7 « 174 Drummondville (QMJHL) Draft 2021
Ryan Suzuki 6’1 « 180 Saginaw (OHL) CAR 2019 (1/28)
Philip Tomasino 6’0 « 183 Oshawa (OHL) NSH 2019 (1/24)
Shane Wright 5’11 « 180 Kingston (OHL) Draft 2022
Connor Zary 6’0 « 180 Kamloops (WHL) CGY 2020 (1/24)



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