Jordan Kyrou at the World Juniors. Photo submitted by the Sarnia Sting.

Team Canada unveils world junior selection camp roster

Team Canada has announced its selection camp roster ahead of the World Junior Hockey Championship.

It includes three goalies, 19 forwards, and 12 defencemen.

Notable names from around the Ontario Hockey League include Windsor goalie Michael DiPietro, London’s Alex Formenton, Evan Bouchard, and Liam Foudy, and Ty Delandrea from the Flint Firebirds.

There are no Sarnia Sting players on the roster, but Jordan Kyrou helped Canada win the gold medal last year.

The hopefuls will take on the U Sports All-Stars in a three game series December 12-14 at Victoria’s Q Centre.

Following selection camp, the Canadian squad will be pared down to the 22 players who will proudly wear the maple leaf at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver from Dec. 26-Jan. 5, as they look to win Canada’s 18th World Juniors gold medal.

 

Below is a list of the 30 Canadian Hockey League players invited to camp:

Goaltenders:
Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Defencemen:
Calen Addison (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Nicolas Beaudin (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Evan Bouchard (London Knights)
Josh Brook (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Noah Dobson (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Pierre-Olivier Joseph (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jared McIsaac (Halifax Mooseheads)
Markus Phillips (Owen Sound Attack)
Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs)

Forwards:
Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Spokane Chiefs)
Maxime Comtois (Drummondville Voltigeurs)^
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Alex Formenton (London Knights)^
Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks)
Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Alexis Lafrenière (Rimouski Oceanic)
Raphaël Lavoie (Halifax Mooseheads)
Brett Leason (Prince Albert Raiders)
Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm)
Jack Studnicka (Oshawa Generals)
Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)
Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Joe Veleno (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Gabriel Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs)*