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Canada names 40 players

Canada names 40 players

World Junior title defence campaign starts soon

Published 24.06.2015 18:51 GMT+3 | Author Hockey Canada
Canada names 40 players
Robby Fabbri (with the trophy), Lawson Crouse (#28) and Jake Virtanen (#18) are among the potential returnees for the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Hockey Canada announced 40 players for the national junior team’s summer showcase at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Including the U18 and U17 teams, 194 players were invited for more than a week in Calgary.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for these groups to learn from and inspire each other as they all come together in Calgary,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of hockey operations and national teams. “We are looking forward to hosting the 194 players as they work towards representing Canada in international competition.”

From Aug. 1-6, 40 players – three goaltenders, 13 defencemen and 24 forwards – will participate in practices on Aug. 1-2 before playing two games each against the Czech Republic (Aug. 4 and Aug. 6) and Russia (Aug. 3 and Aug. 5) at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

Ryan Jankowski, director of player personnel for Hockey Canada, will continue to monitor these players and other potential candidates during the first few months of the 2015/2016 season and at the CHL Super Series to determine who will be invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December. In total, 22 players will be selected to represent Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland.

Canada’s Summer Roster

Mackenzie Blackwood, Barrie (OHL)
Mason McDonald, Charlottetown (QMJHL)
Samuel Montembeault, Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)

Alexandre Carrier, Gatineau (QMJHL)
Travis Dermott, Erie (OHL)
Vince Dunn, Niagara (OHL)
Haydn Fleury, Red Deer (WHL)
Joe Hicketts, Victoria (WHL)
Brandon Hickey, Boston University (HE)
Noah Juulsen, Everett (WHL)
Olivier Leblanc, Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Roland McKeown, Kingston (OHL)
Jérémy Roy, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
Travis Sanheim, Calgary (WHL)
Mitchell Vande Sompel, Oshawa (OHL)
Jake Walman, Providence College (HE)

Nicolas Aubé-Kubel, Val-d’Or (QMJHL)
Mathew Barzal, Seattle (WHL)
Anthony Beauvillier, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
Conner Bleackley, Red Deer (WHL)
Rourke Chartier, Kelowna (WHL)
Lawson Crouse, Kingston (OHL)
Michael Dal Colle, Oshawa (OHL)
Jake DeBrusk, Swift Current (WHL)
Robby Fabbri, Guelph (OHL)
Julien Gauthier, Val-d’Or (QMJHL)
Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon (WHL)
Joshua Ho-Sang, Niagara (OHL)
Travis Konecny, Ottawa (OHL)
Mitchell Marner, London (OHL)
Jared McCann, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Nick Merkley, Kelowna (WHL)
Brendan Perlini, Niagara (OHL)
Brayden Point, Moose Jaw (WHL)
John Quenneville, Brandon (WHL)
Dylan Sadowy, Saginaw (OHL)
Mitchell Stephens, Saginaw (OHL)
Dylan Strome, Erie (OHL)
Jake Virtanen, Calgary (WHL)
Spencer Watson, Kingston (OHL)


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