NORTH YORK, ON - The final roster for Canada's National Junior Team was named for the 2002 IIHF World
Junior Hockey Championship from December 25, 2001 to January 4, 2002, Head Coach Stan Butler announced on
The roster includes 21 players from the Canadian Hockey League. The breakdown is as follows: 10 players
from the Western Hockey League, 9 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 2 players from the Quebec Major
Junior Hockey League and 1 player from the US College ranks.
Ten players (Bouwmeester, Boyes, Cammalleri, Hamhuis, Harrison, Ott, Popovic, Schultz, Spezza, Stoll) are
returning players, having captured a bronze medal at the 2001 World Junior Hockey Championship. Bouwmeester
and Spezza also won bronze at the 2000 World Junior Hockey Championship. Thirteen of the twenty-two players
also have international experience from playing with Canada's National Under 18 Team.
Head coach Stan Butler also announced that forward Jarret Stoll, of Yorkton, SK will be the captain, while
defenceman Nick Schultz, of Strasbourg, SK and forward Mike Cammalleri, of Richmond Hill, ON will be
assistant captains. All three were part of Canada's bronze medal winning team at the 2002 World Junior Hockey
The 2002 World Junior Hockey Championship will be held in the Czech Republic from December 25, 2001 -
January 4, 2002.
The team will continue training at the Beatrice Ice Gardens through Monday, December 17th before flying to
the Czech Republic where they will exhibition games on December 20th (Liberec, Czech Division I Team) and
December 22nd (Finland), before opening the World Junior Hockey Championship on December 25th against France.
Team Canada will be leaving on Air Canada flight 858 to London, England, leaving Toronto's Pearson Airport on
Monday, December 17th at 11:55 pm (Eastern).