CALGARY – Hockey Canada announced the 25 players who were invited to a selection camp starting on 12th December for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.
The roster includes two goaltenders, eight defencemen and 15 forwards. Canada’s final roster for the World Juniors in Malmö, Sweden, will include 22 players and will be finalized by 25th December.
“Hockey Canada is looking forward to an extremely competitive camp in December, as we look to assemble a team that will make all Canadians proud,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior director of men’s national teams and hockey operations. “This is a first step towards naming our roster for the IIHF World Junior Championship. We look forward to the camp getting underway.”
“On behalf of the Canadian Hockey League, congratulations and best of luck to all of the players named to Canada's National Junior Team selection camp,” said David Branch, president of the CHL. “The CHL is very proud of our partnership with Hockey Canada, and we look forward to watching our players and coaches represent our league at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden."
“On behalf of the Program of Excellence management group, I would like to thank Ryan Jankowski for all his work,” said Bruce Hamilton, a member of the Program of Excellence management group. “I would also like to make note of the great contributions of the other members of the management group, Sean Burke, Mark Hunter and Joël Bouchard, who have provided great insight and leadership throughout.”
“I would like to congratulate the 25 players that received an invitation today,” said Ryan Jankowski, head scout for Canada’s National Junior Team. “Canada is fortunate to have great depth of talent, and these players should be proud of this special opportunity. I would also like to thank the general managers and coaches of the Canadian Hockey League for their great support throughout this process.”
In regards to eligible players currently in the NHL, Hockey Canada will continue to communicate with NHL teams and is hopeful players may still be made available to Canada’s National Junior Team.
The 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship will be broadcast on TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcasters. Check local listings for broadcast times in your area.
– with files from Hockey Canada
Canada’s Junior Selection Camp roster
Zachary Fucale, Halifax (QMJHL)
Jake Paterson, Saginaw (OHL)
Chris Bigras, Owen Sound (OHL)
Mathew Dumba, Minnesota (NHL)
Aaron Ekblad, Barrie (OHL)
Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert (WHL)
Adam Pelech , Erie (OHL)
Derrick Pouliot, Portland (WHL)
Griffin Reinhart, Edmonton (WHL)
Damon Severson, Kelowna (WHL)
Josh Anderson, London (OHL)
Jonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
Frédérik Gauthier, Rimouski (QMJHL)
Félix Girard, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
Bo Horvat, London (OHL)
Charles Hudon, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
Scott Laughton, Oshawa (OHL)
Curtis Lazar, Edmonton (WHL)
Taylor Leier, Portland (WHL)
Anthony Mantha, Val-d'Or (QMJHL)
Connor McDavid, Erie (OHL)
Nic Petan, Portland (WHL)
Sam Reinhart, Kootenay (WHL)
Kerby Rychel, Windsor (OHL)
Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)