Five teams will go for gold at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge, with Canada East and Canada West set to face each other, as well as the Czechs, Russians and Americans.
Patrice Bosch will return as East head coach, while Rick Swan takes the reins of West on his home ice in Bonnyville.
No. 2 pick – and 2016 WJAC MVP – Andrei Svechnikov was the first of a record-setting 30 alumni who were taken in Dallas.
Ticket sales have launched for the 2018 World Junior A Challenge with season-ticket holder and early-bird packages.