REGINA (SASKATCHEWAN) – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced on Wednesday that 22 players that will make up Canada’s National Junior Team for the upcoming 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan.
Canada’s roster includes six players (Cormier, Della Rovere, Eberle, Ellis, Pietrangelo, Teubert) who won gold medals at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Twenty of the players have previous international experience, including 15 players who played with Canada’s National Under-18 Team and 15 who played with Canadian regional Under-17 teams at either the World Under-17 Challenge or the Canada Winter Games.
Twenty of the players named to Canada’s final roster were drafted in either the 20 NHL Entry Draft, including ten first-round selections and five second-round picks.
Canada will play its first game of the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day, December 26 versus Latvia, a game that will be broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS and on The FAN Radio Network (check local listings).
Canada has medaled at eleven straight IIHF World Junior Championships including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 20, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 20 and bronze medals in 20.