Kyrou Named To Canada’s World Junior CampDecember 6, 2017 2:52pm
Sarnia Sting forward Jordan Kyrou is among 32 hockey players invited to Team Canada’s World Junior selection camp later this month.
It’s taking place from December 12 to 15 at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines.
The Team Canada hopefuls will be playing three exhibition games, including two against a U SPORTS team and one versus Denmark.
After the four-day camp, Canada will pare down its roster to 22 players that will proudly wear the Canadian jersey in Buffalo, December 26 to January 5, as they seek to win the nation’s 16th World Juniors gold medal.
Kyrou, a 19-year-old St. Louis Blues draft pick, has been impressive so far this season. He’s put up 18 goals and 36 assists in 27 games played.
Seven players are returning from last year’s silver medal winning team:
Goaltender Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL); defencemen Jake Bean (Calgary/Calgary, WHL), Kale Clague (Lloydminster, Alta./Brandon, WHL), and Dante Fabbro (Coquitlam, B.C./Boston University, HE); and forwards Dillon Dubé (Cochrane, Alta./Kelowna, WHL), Michael McLeod (Mississauga, Ont./Mississauga, OHL), and Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL).
Canada will be playing a pair of pre-tournament games before the event. On December 20, Canada will face the Czech Republic in London, ON. On December 22, the match-up features Canada taking on Switzerland at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.
Canada’s quest for gold officially begins on Boxing Day against Finland at 4pm. Canada will face its U.S. rivals when they take to the outdoors on December 29 at the home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY, at 3pm.