OTTAWA, ON – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced further details for the National Junior Team selection camp set for Ottawa from December 11-15, 2008.
The selection camp will give head coach Pat Quinn (Vancouver, BC), head scout Al Murray (Transcona, MB), and assistant coaches Guy Boucher (West Island, QC/ Drummondville, QMJHL), Dave Cameron (Kinkora, PEI/ Mississauga St. Michael’s, OHL) and Willie Desjardins (Climax, SK/ Medicine Hat, WHL) a final opportunity to evaluate the candidates and determine the roster of 22 players who will represent Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa.
The National Junior Team selection camp will include three games on December 12, 13 and 14.
December 12 6:00 p.m. EST Red vs. White SBP Arena
December 13 6:00 p.m. EST Red vs. White Robert-Guertin Arena (Gatineau)
December 14 6:00 p.m. EST Red vs. White SBP Arena
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that all practices at the National Junior Team selection camp are closed to the general public but open to all media. Media entrance is at Gate 3.
Canada will play its first game of the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day, December 26 versus the Czech Republic, a game that will be broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS and on The FAN Radio Network (check local listings).
Canada has medaled at ten straight IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 20, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 20 and bronze medals in 20.
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