15 Western Hockey League players have been invited to participate at Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp, scheduled for December 9-12 in Calgary.

Hockey Canada announced the roster of 35 players Wednesday morning.

WHL Players – National Junior Team Selection Camp

Last NameFirst NameTeamHometownHeightWeightPosition
CossaSebastianEdmonton Oil KingsFort McMurray, Alta.6’7”203G
GarandDylanKamloops BlazersVictoria, B.C.6’1”179G
GuhleKaidenPrince Albert RaidersSherwood Park, Alta.6’3”203D
HuntDaemonMoose Jaw WarriorsBrandon, Man.6’1”198D
IorioVincentBrandon Wheat KingsCoquitlam, B.C.6’3”204D
LambosCarsonWinnipeg ICEWinnipeg, Man.6’1”195D
SeeleyRonanEverett SilvertipsOlds, Alta.6’1”192D
ZellwegerOlenEverett SilvertipsFort Saskatchewan, Alta.5’10”175D
BedardConnorRegina PatsNorth Vancouver, B.C.5’9”180F
FinleyJackSpokane ChiefsKelowna, B.C.6’6”223F
GreigRidlyBrandon Wheat KingsLethbridge, Alta.5’11”164F
GuentherDylanEdmonton Oil KingsEdmonton, Alta.6’2”181F
NeighboursJakeEdmonton Oil KingsAirdrie, Alta.6’0”197F
SourdifJustinVancouver GiantsSurrey, B.C.5’11”182F
StankovenLoganKamloops BlazersKamloops, B.C.5’8”170F


Of the 15 WHL players invited, two (Garand, Guhle) are returnees from the Team Canada squad that won a silver medal at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Alta. As only three goaltenders have been invited to the Selection Camp, both Garand and Sebastian Cossa have been named to the final roster for the 2022 World Juniors.

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.