Twenty-five World Junior A Challenge gold medallists and eight MVP recipients were among the 70 alumni who started the 2018-19 season in the National Hockey League.
Five teams will go for gold in Bonnyville, with Canada East and Canada West taking on 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.