Hockey Canada announced the roster of 35 players Wednesday morning.
WHL Players – National Junior Team Selection Camp
|Last Name||First Name||Team||Hometown||Height||Weight||Position|
|Cossa||Sebastian||Edmonton Oil Kings||Fort McMurray, Alta.||6’7”||203||G|
|Garand||Dylan||Kamloops Blazers||Victoria, B.C.||6’1”||179||G|
|Guhle||Kaiden||Prince Albert Raiders||Sherwood Park, Alta.||6’3”||203||D|
|Hunt||Daemon||Moose Jaw Warriors||Brandon, Man.||6’1”||198||D|
|Iorio||Vincent||Brandon Wheat Kings||Coquitlam, B.C.||6’3”||204||D|
|Lambos||Carson||Winnipeg ICE||Winnipeg, Man.||6’1”||195||D|
|Seeley||Ronan||Everett Silvertips||Olds, Alta.||6’1”||192||D|
|Zellweger||Olen||Everett Silvertips||Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.||5’10”||175||D|
|Bedard||Connor||Regina Pats||North Vancouver, B.C.||5’9”||180||F|
|Finley||Jack||Spokane Chiefs||Kelowna, B.C.||6’6”||223||F|
|Greig||Ridly||Brandon Wheat Kings||Lethbridge, Alta.||5’11”||164||F|
|Guenther||Dylan||Edmonton Oil Kings||Edmonton, Alta.||6’2”||181||F|
|Neighbours||Jake||Edmonton Oil Kings||Airdrie, Alta.||6’0”||197||F|
|Sourdif||Justin||Vancouver Giants||Surrey, B.C.||5’11”||182||F|
|Stankoven||Logan||Kamloops Blazers||Kamloops, B.C.||5’8”||170||F|
The Edmonton Oil Kings boast three invitees, while the Brandon Wheat Kings, Everett Silvertips, and Kamloops Blazers will be represented with two players each. The Moose Jaw Warriors, Prince Albert Raiders, Regina Pats, Spokane Chiefs, Vancouver Giants and Winnipeg ICE each have one invitee to the Selection Camp.
“We are excited to unveil the 35 players who will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, and to continue working towards winning a gold medal on home ice,” said Alan Millar, Director of Player Personnel for the Program of Excellence, and former General Manager of the Moose Jaw Warriors. “We know our athletes and staff are ready for a highly-competitive selection camp, and we look forward to assembling a group that will wear the Maple Leaf with pride and embrace the opportunity to once again compete in front of fans in Alberta.”
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 December 11 and 12 before the team heads to Banff, Alta., for a training camp, December 14-19.
In addition to the 15 players taking part in the National Junior Team Selection Camp, the WHL will be further represented by assistant coaches Michael Dyck (Vancouver Giants) and Dennis Williams (Everett Silvertips), along with athletic therapist Mike Burnstein (Vancouver Giants) and team physician Dr. Barry Wiens (Red Deer Rebels).
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 December 28, Germany on December 29 and Finland on December 31 to wrap up preliminary-round action. All Team Canada games will be played at 5:00 p.m. MT.