CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced on Monday that the country’s best junior-aged players will take part in Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp Dec. 10-15 in Calgary, AB, at the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena.
The camp will be used to determine which 22 players compete for Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship, which is taking place in Mora and Leksand, Sweden from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.
Hockey Canada will name its camp roster of 32-40 players on Monday, Dec. 4. Players will arrive in Calgary on Sunday, Dec. 10, and they’ll have ice sessions in the late afternoon and early evening.
All practices at the selection camp are open to the public, free of charge. Team Canada will play two intersquad games, on Dec. 12 and 13 at 6 p.m. (MT). Tickets for those games will be sold at the door only for $5.
Canada also will play a game against the CIS All-Stars, a team made up of players from the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and University of Saskatchewan, on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. (MT). That game is part of a double-header at Father David Bauer Arena, as the Calgary Royals will play host to the Okotoks Oilers in AJHL action at 8:30 p.m. Fans can see both games for $10.
Tickets to the intersquad games and the exhibition game against the CIS All-Stars are not available for sale in advance, and are only available at the door, beginning two hours prior to game time.
|TEAM CANADA’S SELECTION CAMP (DEC 10-15 – Calgary, AB – Father David Bauer Olympic Arena)|
|Sunday, /le dimanche 10 décember 2006|
|All Day||Player Arrivals||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
with players and Coaches
|FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|19:15||TEAM WHITE Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|20:30||TEAM RED Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|Monday, /le lundi 11 décember 2006|
|09:30||TEAM WHITE Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|10:45||TEAM RED Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|17:30||TEAM WHITE Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|19:00||TEAM RED Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|Tuesday, /le mardi 12 décember 2006|
|09:30||TEAM RED Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|10:45||TEAM WHITE Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|18:00||INTERSQUAD GAME #1||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|Wednesday, /le mercredi 13 décember 2006|
|09:15||TEAM WHITE Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|10:30||TEAM RED Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|18:00||INTERSQUAD GAME #2||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|Thursday, /le jeudi 14 décember 2006|
|TBD||Practice||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|17:00||CAN vs. CIS All-Stars||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|20:30||Calgary vs. Okotoks (AJHL)||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
|Friday, /le vendredi 15 décember 2006|
|TBD||FDB Arena - Calgary, AB|
NOTE – All times are Mountain Standard Time and subject to change
Team Canada kicks off its World Junior tournament on Dec. 26th versus Sweden, a game that will be televised LIVE by TSN/RDS at 1 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local) and broadcast by the FAN radio network (check local listings).
Canada won its second straight gold medal at the 2006 World Juniors, held in Vancouver, Kamloops and Kelowna, B.C.
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