CALGARY, AB - The Canadian Hockey Association announced the National Junior Team Evaluation Camp Roster and the National Under 18 Roster on Friday.
The 40 players chosen for the Junior Camp will take their first steps towards making the 2000 World Junior Team athe Evaluation Camp from August 3-10, 1999 at the Beatrice Ice Gardens, in North York, Ontario. Thirty players will then reconvene from Dec.12-17, 1999 for the final selection camp to decide the 22 player roster. The 30 players could come from the summer evaluation camp, but if other players display strong showings in the regular season, then they could be invited to the camp as well.
The 2000 World Junior Hockey Championship runs from to in Skelleftea and Umea, Sweden.
The 1999 Under 18 National Team is a 22 member, one time team, picked by the Canadian Hockey Association's Director of Scouting Barry Trapp. These players will represent Canada in the Czech Republic from Aug.14-23, 1999 to battle for gold against Russia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. To date, Canada's Under 18 team has won five gold medals in the past eight years and hopes to add a sixth.