CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Thursday the 23 players that will make up Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.
The announcement comes at the conclusion of Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, which ran from Dec. 10-13 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary. A total of 36 players attended camp.
Six members of this year’s roster – Dougie Hamilton (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL), Scott Harrington (Kingston, Ont./London, OHL), Jonathan Huberdeau (St-Jérôme, Que./Saint John, QMJHL), Boone Jenner (Dorchester, Ont./Oshawa, OHL), Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./ Barrie, OHL) and Ryan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./ Niagara, OHL) - helped Canada earn the bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Alberta.
“On behalf of Hockey Canada, I want to congratulate the players named to the final roster today, along with their club teams, parents and minor hockey coaches that have helped them reach this level,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior director of hockey operations/national teams. “Canada is lucky to have many great young players, and these players should be very proud of their achievement today.”
DECEMBER 13 MEDIA AVAILABILITY - The team will be at the Markin MacPhail Centre for a media availability TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. MT. Phone interview requests can be directed to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will do our best to coordinate these interviews after the on-site media requests, and around the team’s schedule.
DECEMBER 14-15 MEDIA AVAILABILITIES
Friday, Dec. 14
10 a.m. Team photo Markin MacPhail Centre Calgary, Alta. Media availability on-ice after the team photo, as well as a photo opportunity and announcement of the Bauer and Boston Pizza Design-A-Mask Contest winners
Saturday, Dec. 15
10:30 a.m. Team practice Markin MacPhail Centre Calgary, Alta. Canada’s practice is open to the public free of charge
Phone interview requests can be directed to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will do our best to coordinate these interviews after the on-site media requests, and around the team’s schedule.
Canada’s National Junior Team will depart for Europe on Dec. 15, and play in two pre-competition games in Helsinki prior to the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Canada will play its first game of the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day, Dec. 26 against Finland, a game that will be broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS.
Canada has medalled at 14 consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 20, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 20 and bronze medals in 2000, 20.
For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca, and follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_teamcanada.