World Juniors: Team Canada Selection Camp Roster Named

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MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 04: Carter Hart #31 of Team Canada sprays water during the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship semifinal game against Team Sweden at the Bell Centre on January 4, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Team Canada defeated Team Sweden 5-2 and move on to the gold medal round. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Junior Championships are right around the corner. Team Canada named their selection camp roster today, bringing in 18 forwards, 10 defencemen and 4 goaltenders. The 32-man camp roster will eventually need to be whittled down to a 23-man final roster, likely 13 forwards, seven defenceman and three goaltenders.

It is possible that Canada could also add to this group if NHL teams decide to release eligible juniors. The most likely NHLer to be released is Victor Mete of the Montreal Canadiens.

Selection camp takes place between December 12th and December 15th in St. Catherines, Ontario. The team plays exhibition games on December 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th and 22nd, before opening the tournament against Finland on December 26th.

Highlighting the camp roster are seven returnees including goaltender Carter Hart; defencemen Kale ClagueJake Bean and Dante Fabbro; as well as forwards Dillon DubeMichael McLeod and Taylor Raddysh.

Other standouts include forwards Sam Steel, Jordan Kyrou, Cody Glass, and Nick Suzuki.

World Juniors: Team Canada Selection Camp Roster Named

GOALIES
Michael DiPietro, Windsor, OHL
Carter Hart, Everett, WHL
Samuel Harvey, Ryoun-Noranda, QMJHL
Colton Point, Colgate, NCAA

DEFENCE
Jake Bean, Calgary, WHL
Dennis Cholowski, Prince George, WHL
Kale Clague, Brandon, WHL
Dante Fabbro, Boston University, NCAA
Mario Ferraro, UMass, NCAA
Cal Foote, Kelowna, WHL
Josh Mahura, Regina, WHL
Cale Makar, UMass, NCAA
Logan Stanley, Kitchener, OHL
Connor Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL

FORWARDS
Jonathan Ang, Peterborough, OHL
Drake Batherson, Cape Breton, QMJHL
Maxime Comtois, Victoriaville, QMJHL
Dillon Dube, Kelowna, WHL
Alex Formenton, London, OHL
Jonah Gadjovich, Owen Sound, OHL
Cody Glass, Portland, WHL
Brett Howden, Moose Jaw, WHL
Tanner Kaspick, Brandon, WHL
Boris Katchouk, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL
Jordan Kyrou, Sarnia, OHL
Kole Lind, Kelowna, WHL
Michael McLeod, Mississauga, OHL
Taylor Raddysh, Erie, OHL
Sam Steel, Regina, WHL
Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current, WHL
Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound, OHL
Robert Thomas, London, OHL

 

MONTREAL, QC – JANUARY 04: Carter Hart #31 of Team Canada sprays water during the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship semifinal game against Team Sweden at the Bell Centre on January 4, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Team Canada defeated Team Sweden 5-2 and move on to the gold medal round. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

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