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Hockey Canada announces selection camp roster for world junior championship

Hockey Canada announces selection camp roster for world junior championship

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"Hockey at all levels across the country continues to produce talented and elite-level hockey players that makes our evaluation and selection process a hard one", said Shawn Bullock, Hockey Canada's senior manager of hockey operations and men's national teams.

Prince George Cougars defenceman Dennis Cholowski is among 13 WHL players that have been chosen to attend Canada's selection camp in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Hockey Canada held a news conference today in Calgary to announce the 32 players (18 forwards, 10 defencemen and four goalies) that were invited to camp. It will feature three games, including two matches against a team of U Sports (formerly CIS) all-stars on December 13 and 14, and a final match against Denmark on December 15.

As the World Junior A Challenge nears, both teams have completed their tryout camps and have selected 22 players each from across the country.

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Sylvan Lake native Tyler Steenbergen earned a big nod from Hockey Canada this week. "We couldn't be more excited for our staff and players to get together in St. Catharines and begin the journey".

They'll all be trying to earn a spot on the team set to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, which begins on December 26 in Buffalo.

Johnston, along with four other players on the team, played for Canada East previous year in Bonneyville, Alta., and helped the team earn a silver medal.

Cholowski spent parts of three junior A seasons in Chilliwack, from 2013-16, collecting 16 goals and 51 points in 106 regular season games.

Canada will be playing a pair of pre-tournament games before the event.


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