Former hockey player named to Canada’s national junior team for upcoming world juniors
The Head Coach Dave Cameron (Kinkora, PEI / Ottawa, OHL) and assistant coaches Michael Dyck (Lethbridge, Alberta / Vancouver, WHL), Louis Robitaille (Montreal, Que. / Gatineau, LHJMQ) and Dennis williams (Stratford, Ont./Everett, WHL), as well as advising goalkeepers Olivier Michaud (Beloeil, Que. / Drummondville, LHJMQ), also provided a contribution.
Among the 25 players, there are three ghosts who won a silver medal at the 2021 World Juniors – Dylan Garand (Victoria, BC/Kamloops, WHL), Kaiden Guhle (Sherwood Park, Alberta / Edmonton, WHL) and Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Manitoba, AHL).
“We are delighted to unveil the 25 players who deserved the opportunity to represent Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship as we believe this group will give us the best chance of winning a gold medal at home,” Millar said. “We were impressed with the level of competition at camp and knew we were going to have to make some tough decisions when it came time to name a final roster. Our players and staff look forward to the opportunity to compete again in front of Canadian fans, and we know this team will seize the opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf as we continue to build toward our goal of winning the gold.
Canada’s National Junior Team will travel to Banff, Alta. For training camp at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Center, 14-19 Dec.. He will then travel to Red Deer for a pair of pre-tournament games on December 19 and 20 against Switzerland and Sweden, respectively, before moving to Edmonton for his final pre-tournament game on December 22 against Russia as part of Lordco’s road to the world junior championships.
The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship kicks off Boxing Day with Canada entering its tournament against the Czech Republic. In addition to its opener, Canada will also face Austria on December 28, Germany on December 29 and Finland on December 31 to conclude the preliminary round. All Team Canada games will be played at 5 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. ET.
TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will provide in-depth game coverage and analysis throughout the World Juniors. TSN will broadcast all 31 tournament games and all five pre-tournament games, while RDS will broadcast all 31 tournament games and all three pre-tournament games. TSN Radio will also provide full coverage.
For more information on the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit the official tournament website at 2022.worldjuniors.hockey.