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Hockey Canada Press Release

TORONTO, ON/MONTREAL, QC – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League announced Monday that 25 players have been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, beginning Dec. 12 at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Etobicoke, Ont.

The roster includes two goaltenders, eight defencemen and 15 forwards. Canada’s final roster for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmö, Sweden, will include 22 players, and must be finalized by Dec. 25.HockeyCanadaLogo

“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 CHL President David Branch. ” 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 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 Joel 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.

Junior Selection Camp Roster
Name S/C Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club Team Pro Status
Nom T/C G. P. Ville d’origine Équipe de club Statut prof.
Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
Zachary Fucale L/G 6’1″ 176 5/28/1995 Rosemère, Que./Qc Halifax (QMJHL) MTL ’13 (2, 36)
Jake Paterson L/G 6’0″ 185 5/3/1994 Mississauga, Ont. Saginaw (OHL) DET ’12 (3, 80)
Defence/Défense
Chris Bigras L/G 6’0.5″ 189 2/22/1995 Woodland Beach, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL) COL ’13 (2, 32)
Mathew Dumba R/D 6’0″ 183 7/25/1994 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Minnesota (NHL) MIN ’12 (1, 7)
Aaron Ekblad R/D 6’3.5″ 216 2/7/1996 Belle River, Ont. Barrie (OHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
Josh Morrissey L/G 6’0″ 184 3/28/1995 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Prince Albert (WHL) WPG ’13 (1, 13)
Adam Pelech L/G 6’2″ 215 8/16/1994 Toronto, Ont. Erie (OHL) NYI ’12 (3, 65)
Derrick Pouliot L/G 6’0″ 203 1/16/1994 Weyburn, Sask. Portland (WHL) PIT ’12 (1, 8)
Griffin Reinhart L/G 6’3.5″ 212 1/24/1994 West Vancouver, B.C./C.-B. Edmonton (WHL) NYI ’12 (1, 4)
Damon Severson R/D 6’2″ 198 8/7/1994 Melville, Sask. Kelowna (WHL) NJ ’12 (2, 60)
Forwards/Avants
Josh Anderson R/D 6’2″ 199 5/7/1994 Burlington, Ont. London (OHL) CBJ ’12 (4, 95)
Jonathan Drouin L/G 5’11” 185 3/28/1995 Huberdeau, Que./Qc Halifax (QMJHL) TB ’13 (1, 3)
Frédérik Gauthier L/G 6’4″ 215 4/26/1995 Mascouche, Que./Qc Rimouski (QMJHL) TOR ’13 (1, 21)
Félix Girard R/D 5’11” 190 5/9/1994 Lévis, Que./Qc Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) NSH ’13 (4, 95)
Bo Horvat L/G 6’0″ 203 4/5/1995 Rodney, Ont. London (OHL) VAN ’13 (1, 9)
Charles Hudon L/G 5’10,5″ 175 6/23/1994 Boisbriand, Que./Qc Chicoutimi (QMJHL) MTL ’12 (5, 122)
Scott Laughton L/G 6’1″ 190 5/30/1994 Oakville, Ont. Oshawa (OHL) PHI ’12 (1, 20)
Curtis Lazar R/D 6’0″ 198 2/2/1995 Vernon, B.C./C.-B. Edmonton (WHL) OTT ’13 (1, 17)
Taylor Leier L/G 5’11” 177 2/15/1994 Saskatoon, Sask. Portland (WHL) PHI ’12 (4, 117)
Anthony Mantha L/G 6’5″ 204 9/16/1994 Longueuil, Que./Qc Val-d’Or (QMJHL) DET ’13 (1, 20)
Connor McDavid L/G 6’0″ 182 1/13/1997 Newmarket, Ont. Erie (OHL) 2015 Dft/Rep
Nic Petan L/G 5’9″ 166 3/22/1995 Delta, B.C./C.-B. Portland (WHL) WPG ’13 (2, 43)
Sam Reinhart R/D 6’1″ 183 11/6/1995 West Vancouver, B.C./C.-B. Kootenay (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
Kerby Rychel L/G 6’1″ 205 10/7/1994 Tecumseh, Ont. Windsor (OHL) CBJ ’13 (1, 19)
Hunter Shinkaruk L/G 5’10.5″ 181 10/13/1994 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Medicine Hat (WHL) VAN ’13 (1, 24)