Calgary, AB – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), has announced that 35 players have earned an invitation to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp set for Dec. 9-12 in Calgary. Among them, eight (8) QMJHL players and three (3) support staff have made it to the final stage of selection ahead of the 2022 World Junior Championship.
- Bourgault, Xavier (Cataractes, Shawinigan)
- Bourque, Mavrick (Cataractes, Shawinigan)
- Cormier, Lukas (Islanders, Charlottetown)
- Dean, Zach (Olympiques, Gatineau)
- Desnoyers, Elliot (Mooseheads, Halifax)
- Dufour, William (Sea Dogs, Saint John)
- Lapierre, Hendrix (Titan, Acadie-Bathurst)
- Michaud, Olivier (Goalie Coach – Voltigeurs, Drummondville)
- Robitaille, Louis (Assistant Coach – Olympiques, Gatineau)
- Roy, Joshua (Phœnix, Sherbrooke)
- St-Louis, Brian (Equipment Manager – Drakkar, Baie-Comeau)
The roster was selected by Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont.), director of player personnel, and James Boyd (Midland, Ont./Ottawa, OHL), the U20 lead for the Program of Excellence management group, with support from Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.), senior vice-president of national teams. Head coach Dave Cameron (Kinkora, P.E.I./Ottawa, OHL), and assistant coaches Michael Dyck (Lethbridge, Alta./Vancouver, WHL), Louis Robitaille (Montreal, Que./Gatineau, QMJHL) and Dennis Williams (Stratford, Ont./Everett, WHL), as well as goaltending consultant Olivier Michaud (Beloeil, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL), also provided input, along with coaches and general managers across the CHL.
The players, including three goaltenders, 11 defencemen and 21 forwards, will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta. The three goaltenders – Brett Brochu (Belle River, Ont./London, OHL), Sebastian Cossa (Fort McMurray, Alta./Edmonton, WHL) and Dylan Garand (Victoria, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) – have been named to Canada’s final roster for the 2022 World Juniors.
Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp will be held at the WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. It will include practices and two games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars on Dec. 11 and 12 before the team heads to Banff, Alta., for a training camp, Dec. 14-19.
The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Boxing Day with Canada kicking off its tournament schedule against the Czech Republic. In addition to its opening-night match-up, Canada will also play Austria on Dec. 28, Germany on Dec. 29 and Finland on Dec. 31 to wrap up preliminary-round action. All Team Canada games will be played at 5 p.m. MT/7 p.m. ET
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will carry extensive game coverage and analysis throughout the World Juniors. TSN will broadcast all 31 tournament games and five pre-tournament games, while RDS will broadcast all 31 tournament games and three pre-tournament games. TSN Radio will also provide comprehensive coverage and will announce its broadcast schedule at a later date.
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