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International Rosters Announced for 2007 World Junior A Challenge
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October 25, 2007
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CALGARY – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior A Hockey League (CJAHL), announced today rosters for the four international teams who will compete at the 2007 World Junior A Challenge.

Teams from Belarus, Germany, Russia and the USA will join Canada West and Canada East at the six-team international event, which will run from November 5-11 in Trail and Nelson, BC.

Russia will hold a selection camp prior to the start of the 2007 World Junior A Challenge, following which the final roster will be named. Hockey Canada will post the final roster as soon as it is released.

The rosters include:

Four players who took part in the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship (Korobov, Stsefanovich, Voroshilov – Belarus, Voynov – Russia)

Two (2) players who took part in the 2007 Canada-Russia Super Series (Voynov, Chudinov – Russia)

Thirty-two (32) players who took part in the 2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship (eight from Belarus, eight from Russia, 16 from Germany)

Five players selected at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (Sacchetti – USA, 2nd Round, 50th Overall, Dallas; Blood – USA, 4th Round, 120th Overall, Ottawa; Lee – USA, 5th Round, 131st Overall, Florida; Kessel – 6th Round, 166th Overall, NY Islanders; Larson – USA, 7th Round, 185th Overall, Washington)

Seventeen (17) returning players from the 2006 World Junior A Challenge (Keller, Tanzer, Mangold, Akdag, Sturm, Heyer, Ackermann, Thomson, Buchwieser, Christ, Geiger, Huebscher, Oblinger, Oppolzer, Rupprich, Wolf, Hinterstocker – Germany)

The gold medal game at the 2007 World Junior A Challenge will take place on Sunday, November 11 and will be broadcast on TSN, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada (check your local listings).

Single game tickets for all games at the 2007 World Junior A Challenge are on sale now.

Round Robin/Consolation

Adult (18-54) $12 | Senior (55+) $10 | Youth (under 18) $10

Qualifying Round/Semi-finals

Adult (18-54) $15 | Senior (55+)$13 | Youth (under 18) $13

Bronze Medal Game

Adult (18-54) $15 | Senior (55+)$13 | Youth (under 18) $13

Gold Medal Game

Adult (18-54) $20 | Senior (55+)$20 | Youth (under 18) $20


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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