2021 World Junior Championship Rosters

The 2021 World Junior Championship is set to begin in Edmonton and Red Deer Alberta on December 25, 2020 and conclude on January 5, 2021.

While most of the 10 nations taking part in the tournament have finalized their rosters, Switzerland, Slovakia and Austria still have cuts remaining to be made. It’s expected Slovakia will not make their final cuts until they arrive in Canada.

Here are the final rosters submitted and who remains on the radar for the three countries needing to make cuts.

GROUP A
TEAM CANADA
Dylan Garand (G)1820026’1″176WHL
Taylor Gauthier (G)1920016’2″198AJHL
Devon Levi (G)1820016’0″185CCHL
Justin Barron (D)1920016’2″203QMJHL
Bowen Byram (D)1920016’1″194NHL
Jamie Drysdale (D)1820025’11”181OHL
Kaiden Guhle (D)1820026’3″209WHL
Thomas Harley (D)1920016’4″198OHL
Kaedan Korczak (D)1920016’4″192WHL
Braden Schneider (D)1920016’2″209WHL
Jordan Spence (D)1920015’10”179QMJHL
Quinton Byfield (C)1820026’4″220NHL
Dylan Cozens (C)1920016’3″198WHL
Kirby Dach (C)1920016’4″201NHL
Dylan Holloway (C/LW)1920016’1″203NCAA
Peyton Krebs (C/LW)1920015’11”190WHL
Connor McMichael (C)1920016’0″187OHL
Dawson Mercer (RW)1920016’0″179QMJHL
Alex Newhook (C)1920015’11”203NCAA
Jakob Pelletier (LW)1920015’10”170QMJHL
Cole Perfetti (C/LW)1820025’10”185OHL
Jack Quinn (RW)1920016’1″181OHL
Ryan Suzuki (C)1920016’1″190OHL
Philip Tomasino (C)1920016’0″187OHL
Connor Zary (C)1920016’0″181WHL
TEAM FINLAND
Joel Blomqvist (G)1820026.1″183Mestis
Kari Piiroinen (G)1920016’1″176Mestis
Roope Taponen (G)1920016’0″165Mestis
Santeri Hatakka (D)1920016’1″183Liiga
Ville Heinola (D)1920015’11”181Liiga
Mikko Kokkonen (D)1920015’11”198Liiga
Topi Niemelä (D)1820026’0″163Liiga
Kasper Puutio (D)1820026’0″185Liiga
Ruben Rafkin (D)1820026’0″190Liiga
Matias Rajaniemi (D)1820026’4″205Liiga
Eemil Viro (D)1820026’0″168Liiga
Samuel Helenius (C)1820026’6″183Liiga
Roni Hirvonen (C)1820025’9″170Liiga
Roby Järventie (LW)1820026’3″198Liiga
Benjamin Korhonen (F)1920016’1″170Liiga
Brad Lambert (C)1620035’11”172Liiga
Anton Lundell (C)1920016’1″187Liiga
Matias Mäntykivi (C)1920015’11”161Liiga
Henri Nikkanen (C)1920016’4″203Liiga
Mikko Petman (RW)1920016’0″196Liiga
Petteri Puhakka (F)1920015’9″157Mestis
Mikael Pyyhtiä (C)1820015’11”174U20 SM-sarja
Juuso Pärssinen (C)1920016’3″198Liiga
Aku Räty (RW)1920016’0″176Liiga
Kasper Simontaival (RW)1820025’9″172Liiga
TEAM GERMANY
Florian Bugl (G)1820026’0″187AlpsHL
Jonas Gähr (G)1920016’3″174Germany3
Arno Tiefensee (G)1820026’4″190DEL2
Lucas Flade (D)1920015’11”187DEL2
Maximilian Glötzl (D)1820026’2″198DEL2
Simon Gnyp (D)1920015’11”179DEL2
Niklas Länger (D)1920016’0″168Germany3
Luca Münzenberger (D)1820026’2″194DNL U20
Tommy Pasanen (D)1920016’4″218NCAA
Steven Raabe (D)1920015’9″154Germany3
Maksymilian Szuber (D)1820026’3″190AlpsHL
Mario Zimmermann (D)1920015’7″132DEL2
Manuel Alberg (RW)1920015’10”174AlpsHL
Jakub Borzecki (F)1820026’1″203AlpsHL
Julian Chrobot (F)1920016’0″181DEL2
Samuel Dubé (C)1820025’8″168AlpsHL
Florian Elias (F)1820025’8″170DEL2
Enrico Henriquez-Morales (F)1920015’8″165Germany3
Jan Nijenhuis (F)1920015’11”170Germany3
John-Jason Peterka (LW)1820025’11”192ICEHL
Filip Reisnecker (RW)1920016’2″192DEL
Joshua Samanski (F)1820026’3″179DEL2
Jan-Luca Schumacher (F)1920015’9″168DEL2
Markus Schweiger (F)1820025’6″154DNL U20
Tim Stützle (C/LW)  1820026’0″187DEL
Justin Volek (F)1820025’11”163DEL2
TEAM SLOVAKIA
Samuel Hlavaj (G)1920016’3″214QMJHL
Patrik Kozel (G)1920016’2″165Slovakia
Simon Latkoczy (G)1820025’11”165Slovakia U20
Eugen Rabcan (G)1920016’3″192Slovakia
Simon Becar (D)172003Slovakia2
Andrej Golian (D)1920016’4″181Slovakia
Simon Groch (D)1720036’2″194Czech U20
Matus Hlavac (D)1920015’10”179Czech U20
Samuel Knazko (D)1820026’1″190U20 SM-sarja
David Mudrak (D)1920016’1″187Slovakia
Simon Nemec (D)1620046’1″192Slovakia
Rayen Petrovicky (D)1820026’0″165U20 SM-sarja
Marko Stacha (D)1820026’1″190Slovakia
Oliver Turan (D)1920016’5″209Slovakia
Robert Baco (RW)1720036’3″201Czech U20
Martin Chromiak (RW)1820026’0″181Slovakia
Michael Drabek (RW)1920016’0″183Czech U20
Juraj Elias (C)1920016’4″209Slovakia
Roman Faith (LW)1820025’11”168ICEHL
Maros Jedlicka (C)1820026’1″181Slovakia
Simon Jellus (C/LW)1920016’2″194J20 Nationell
Dominik Jendek (RW)1920016’1″181Slovakia
Matej Kaslik (LW/C)1820026’0″181QMJHL
Jakub Kolenic (RW)1820025’11”165Slovakia
Samuel Krajc (RW/LW)1820026’2″201Slovakia
Filip Mesar (F)1620045’10”165Slovakia
Michal Mrázik (LW)1920016’4″209J20 Nationell
Oleksii Myklukha (C)1820025’10”157QMJHL
Juraj Slafkovsky (F)1620046’4″218U20 SM-sarja
Dominik Sojka (C)1920016’6″220Slovakia
Artur Turansky (LW)1920015’11”174NAHL
TEAM SWITZERLAND
Thibault Fatton (G)1920015’11”150U20-Elit
Andri Henauer (G)1820025’11”163U20-Elit
Noah Patenaude (G)1720026’0″194QMJHL
Lucas Rötheli (G)1820025’10”172U20-Elit
Inaki Baragano (D)1920015’10”165U20-Elit
Giancarlo Chanton (D)1820026’0″174SL
Noah Delémont (D)1820025’10”168U20-Elit
Cédric Fiedler (D)1920016’3″205NCAA
Bastian Guggenheim (D)1920016’1″185NL
Silvan Landolt (D)1920016’0″172SL
Noah Meier (D)1820025’11”172SL
Rocco Pezzullo (D)1920016’1″181NL
Dario Sidler (D)1720035’7″152U20-Elit
Alessandro Villa (D)1920016’1″174U20-Elit
Nathan Vouardoux (D)192001U20-Elit
Brian Zanetti (D)1720036’2″170U20-Elit
Dario Allenspach (F)1820025’11”148SL
Attilio Biasca (C/LW)1720035’11”190U20-Elit
Stefano Bottini (LW/RW)1820026’0″176BCHL
Mika Burkhalter (C)1920015’11”161SL
Jérémie Bärtschi (RW)1820025’10”161U20-Elit
Lorenzo Canonica (C/LW)1720035’11”163U20-Elit
Keanu Derungs (LW)1820026’0″176SL
Ronny Dähler (C/LW)1920015’10”165SL
Ray Fust (LW/RW)1820026’3″190BCHL
Valentin Hofer (RW)1820025’11”172U20-Elit
Gaétan Jobin (LW/RW)1920016’0″179U20-Elit
Simon Knak (RW)1820026’1″190NL
Lionel Marchand (LW/RW)1920016’2″205J20 Nationell
Joel Salzgeber (C)1920015’10”179U20-Elit
Elvis Schläpfer (C)1920015’11”181NL
GROUP B
TEAM USA
Spencer Knight (G)1920016’3″192NCAA
Logan Stein (G)1920016’2″209NCAA
Dustin Wolf (G)1920016’0″161WHL
Brock Faber (D)1820026’0″194NCAA
Drew Helleson (D)1920016’2″192NCAA
Ryan Johnson (D)1920016’1″174NCAA
Tyler Kleven (D)1820026’4″201NCAA
Jackson LaCombe (D)1920016’1″172NCAA
Jake Sanderson (D)1820026’1″185NCAA
Hunter Skinner (D)1920016’3″190 
Henry Thrun (D)1920016’2″190USHL
Cameron York (D)1920015’11”174NCAA
Matthew Beniers (C)1820026’1″174NCAA
Brett Berard (LW)1820025’9″163NCAA
Matthew Boldy (LW)1920016’2″194NCAA
Bobby Brink (RW)1920015’8″163NCAA
Brendan Brisson (C)1920016’0″185NCAA
Cole Caufield (RW)1920015’7″165NCAA
Sam Colangelo (RW/C)1820016’2″205NCAA
John Farinacci (C)1920015’11”185USHL
Arthur Kaliyev (LW)1920016’2″190OHL
Patrick Moynihan (C)1920015’11”185NCAA
Landon Slaggert (C)1820026’0″183NCAA
Alex Turcotte (C)1920015’11”185 
Trevor Zegras (C)1920016’0″170AHL
TEAM AUSTRIA
Felix Beck (G)1920015’9″157AlpsHL
Jakob Brandner (G)1920016’3″192Suomi-sarja
Alois Schultes (G)1920015’9″150AlpsHL
Leonhard Sommer (G)1820025’11”165AlpsHL
Sebastian Wraneschitz (G)1820025’11”161ICEHL
Jonas Kutzer (D)1920015’8″154AlpsHL
Luis Lindner (D/F)1920015’11”172 
Moritz Mölls (D)1720035’10”152Austria U20
Lukas Necesany (D)1720035’11”179Czech U20
Timo Pallierer (D)1920015’10”157ICEHL
Jacob Pfeffer (D)1920016’0″194ICEHL
Bernhard Posch (D)1920016’0″172AlpsHL
Christoph Tialler (D)1720035’10”154AlpsHL
Niklas Wetzl (D)1920016’2″205U20 SM-sarja
Philipp Wimmer (D)1820016’2″201AlpsHL
Kilian Zündel (D)1920015’10”165AlpsHL
Mathias Böhm (F)1720035’11”172ICEJL
Kilian Frühwirt (F)1920015’9″170AlpsHL
Tim Harnisch (C)1920015’9″172AlpsHL
Maximilian Hengelmüller (F)1820026’2″190AlpsHL
Fabian Hochegger (C)1920015’9″168AlpsHL
Adem Kandemir (C)1920015’8″159AlpsHL
Marco Kasper (C)1620046’0″176J18 Region
Clemens Krainz (F)1920016’2″181ICEHL
Oskar Maier (F)1820025’9″148AlpsHL
Julian Pauschenwein (F)1920015’11”176ICEHL
Senna Peeters (C)1820026’1″198J20 Nationell
Lukas Pohl (F)1920016’0″168AlpsHL
Marco Rossi (C)1920015’9″185NL
Lucas Thaler (LW/C)1820025’11”174J20 Nationell
Maximilian Theirich (F)1720035’8″143AlpsHL
Marlon Tschofen (F)1820026’0″179U20-Elit
Dominik Unterweger (D/F)1920016’0″209AlpsHL
Finn van Ee (F)1720035’11”179AlpsHL
Leon Wallner (LW)1820025’11”161J20 Nationell
TEAM RUSSIA
Artur Akhtyamov (G)1920016’1″157VHL
Yaroslav Askarov (G)1820026’4″176KHL
Vsevolod Skotnikov (G)1920016’0″194VHL
Roman Bychkov (D)1920015’11”183VHL
Daniil Chayka (D)1820026’3″185KHL
Semyon Chistyakov (D)1920015’11”179KHL
Kirill Kirsanov (D)1820026’1″198KHL
Artemi Knyazev (D)1920015’11”183VHL
Yan Kuznetsov (D)1820026’4″214NCAA
Shakir Mukhamadullin (D)1820026’2″170KHL
Yegor Shekhovtsov (D)1920016’0″183VHL
Mikhail Abramov (C/RW)1920016’0″185QMJHL
Yegor Afanasyev (W/C)1920016’3″203KHL
Rodion Amirov (LW/RW)1920016’0″168KHL
Zakhar Bardakov (F)1920016’2″198KHL
Danil Bashkirov (F)1920016’2″163KHL
Yegor Chinakhov (RW)1920016’0″179KHL
Vladislav Firstov (LW)1920016’1″185NCAA
Arseni Gritsyuk (LW)1920015’10”174VHL
Maxim Groshev (RW/LW)1820016’1″192VHL
Marat Khusnutdinov (C)1820025’9″165KHL
Vasili Podkolzin (RW)   “C”1920016’4″203KHL
Vasili Ponomaryov (C)1820025’11”176QMJHL
Ilya Safonov (C)1920016’4″205KHL
Yegor Spiridonov (C/LW)1920016’2″187MHL
TEAM CZECHIA
Jan Bednar (G)1820026’4″196Czech
Nick Malík (G)1820026’1″176Czech2
Lukas Parik (G)1920016’4″185Czech2
Martin Has (D)1920016’4″187Czech2
David Jiricek (D)1720036’3″176Czech
Karel Klikorka (D)1920016’1″194Czech
Michael Krutil (D)1820026’3″203Czech2
Simon Kubicek (D)1820016’2″205Czech2
Radek Kucerik (D)1820016’3″209Czech2
Daniel Poizl (D)1920015’10”185Czech2
Jiri Suhrada (D)1920016’2″181Czech
Stanislav Svozil (D)1720036’1″172Czech
Martin Beránek (RW/LW)1920016’1″170Czech
Michal Gut (C)1820026’0″187Czech2
Filip Koffer (RW)1920015’11”176Czech2
Martin Lang (RW/LW)1920015’11”172Czech3
Radek Muzik (RW/LW)1920016’4″187SHL
Jan Mysak (C/LW)1820026’0″181Czech
Adam Najman (C)1920016’0″185Czech
Pavel Novák (RW/LW)1820025’9″170Czech2
Filip Prikryl (C)1920016’1″170Czech
Ondrej Psenicka (RW)1920016’6″205Czech2
Jaromir Pytlik (C)1920016’3″201Czech2
Adam Raska (LW/RW)1920015’10”168Czech2
Jakub Rychlovský (LW)1920016’0″179Czech
Michal Teplý (RW/LW)1920016’3″192Czech2
Matej Toman (LW/RW)1920015’11”179Czech2
David Vitouch (C/LW)1920015’9″154Czech
TEAM SWEDEN
Hugo Alnefelt (G)1920016’3″183SHL
Calle Clang (G)1820026’2″176Allsvenskan
Jesper Wallstedt (G)1820026’3″214SHL
Emil Andrae (D)1820025’9″181SHL
Gustav Berglund (D)1920016’2″194Allsvenskan
Tobias Björnfot (D)1920016’0″203SHL
Philip Broberg (D)1920016’3″203SHL
Alex Brännstam (D)1920015’11”170J20 Nationell
Helge Grans (D)1820026’3″192SHL
Ludvig Hedström (D)1920015’11”174J20 Nationell
Albert Johansson (D)1920016’0″168SHL
Victor Söderström (D)1920016’0″196SHL
Oscar Bjerselius (C)1920016’0″183SHL
Arvid Costmar (C)1920015’11”181SHL
Noel Gunler (RW/LW)1920016’2″174SHL
Emil Heineman (LW)1920016’1″185SHL
Simon Holmström (RW)1920016’1″185AHL
Alexander Holtz (RW)1820026’0″183SHL
Oskar Kvist (LW/RW)1920016’4″187SHL
Theodor Niederbach (C/RW)1820025’11”172J20 Nationell
Zion Nybeck (LW/RW)1820025’8″176SHL
Oskar Olausson (LW/RW)1820026’2″181J20 Nationell
Lucas Raymond (RW)1820025’10”183SHL
Albin Sundsvik (C)1920016’2″187SHL
Elmer Söderblom (RW/LW)  1920016’7″227SHL
Jonathan Wikström (LW)1920015’9″168J20 Nationell

EIGHT OHL PLAYERS TO REPRESENT CANADA AT 2021 WORLD JUNIORS

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is pleased to congratulate eight OHL players on being named to Canada’s National Junior Team that will compete in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship from December 25, 2020 to January 5, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta.

Following a 26-day selection camp that was interrupted by a mandatory two-week quarantine, 25 players have been named to the final roster including three goaltenders, eight defencemen and 14 forwards.

Three returning OHL players won gold at the 2020 World Juniors including Quinton Byfield (Newmarket, Ont./Sudbury Wolves), Jamie Drysdale (Toronto, Ont./Erie Otters) and Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./London Knights).

Joining the three OHL returnees on the roster are defenceman Thomas Harley (Jamesville, N.Y., Mississauga Steelheads) and forwards Cole Perfetti (Pickering, Ont./Saginaw Spirit), Jack Quinn (Cobden, Ont./Ottawa 67’s), Ryan Suzuki (London, Ont./Saginaw Spirit) and Philip Tomasino (Mississauga, Ont./Oshawa Generals).

Back-to-back OHL Coach of the Year Andre Tourigny (Nicolet, Que./Ottawa 67’s) will serve as head coach of Team Canada. He’s joined on staff by 67’s equipment manager Chris Hamilton (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa 67’s).

The final roster was selected by Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.), senior vice-president of national teams for Hockey Canada, with assistance from Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont./Moose Jaw, WHL), the U20 lead for the Program of Excellence management group, and Ben Shutron (Orleans, Ont.), manager of national teams for Hockey Canada. Tourigny and assistant coaches Tyler Dietrich (West Vancouver, B.C./Saskatoon, WHL), Michael Dyck (Lethbridge, Alta./Vancouver, WHL) and Mitch Love (Quesnel, B.C./Saskatoon, WHL) also provided input into the final roster selections.

“This camp has been unconventional from the outset with the number of players invited and the length of camp, along with the schedule adjustment due to our two-week shutdown, but we feel we have selected a group that will give us the best chance to defend our gold medal on home ice,” said Millar. “It is never easy making decisions to trim down a roster, especially when every player handled adversity, faced challenges head on and remained committed to the process through our off-ice workouts and Zoom sessions. We have a lot of people to thank, including the people of Red Deer, the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) and Alberta Health Services, who worked with us to always ensure the health and safety of our athletes, staff and the community at large, and we look forward to representing Canada in Edmonton.”

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Christmas Day with three games before Canada kicks off its tournament schedule on Dec. 26 against Germany at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast all 28 tournament games and the 10 pre-tournament games that begin Dec. 20. TSN Radio will also provide comprehensive tournament coverage, including all Team Canada pre-tournament and tournament games through to the gold medal game.

Canada has captured 18 gold medals at the IIHF World Junior Championship (1982, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2018, 2020), in addition to 11 silver (1975, 1976, 1977, 1986, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2017) and six bronze (1974, 1978, 1983, 2000, 2001, 2012).

For more information from the International Ice Hockey Federation, please visit the official tournament website at 2021.worldjuniors.hockey.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow along through social media on FacebookTwitter and Twitter.com/HC_WJC.

About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPO­­­RTS than any other league.

18 OHL PLAYERS INVITED TO HOCKEY CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SELECTION CAMP

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that 18 OHL players have been invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp scheduled to take place from November 16 to December 13 in Red Deer, Alta.

The roster selection was led by Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of national teams for Hockey Canada, with assistance from Ben Shutron, manager of national teams for Hockey Canada, and Alan Millar, the U20 lead for the Program of Excellence management group. Head coach Andre Tourigny (Ottawa 67’s) and assistant coaches Michael Dyck (Vancouver Giants) and Mitch Love (Saskatoon Blades) provided input, along with coaches and general managers from across the Canadian Hockey League.

The 46-man camp roster includes 11 OHL forwards, five defenders and a pair of goaltenders as attendees compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship from December 25 to January 5 in Edmonton, Alta.

Among the 18 OHL players attending are three returnees who won gold at the 2020 World Juniors including Sudbury Wolves forward Quinton Byfield, London Knights forward Connor McMichael and Erie Otters defenceman Jamie Drysdale.

“Although this has been a difficult year for our athletes and staff, we are excited to unveil the 46 players who will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship,” said Salmond. “We know our athletes are excited for the opportunity to defend gold on home ice this year, and we expect a highly competitive selection camp with a number of difficult decisions to be made when it comes time to select the players who will wear the Maple Leaf in Edmonton in December.”

The selection camp will be held at the Westerner Park Centrium, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels. To ensure the health and safety of all participants and the community at large, Hockey Canada will be closely following enhanced measures around testing and team protocols.

The selection camp will include practices and three intrasquad games, as well as six games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars, between November 28 and December 13 before the team enters the bubble in Edmonton in preparation for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. The camp will take place in a cohort bubble and will be closed to the public and media. Details about media availability throughout selection camp will be announced at a later date.

“As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey Canada has taken important steps to maintain the health and safety of our National Junior Team athletes and staff, as well as the community at large, during selection camp and throughout the World Juniors,” said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “As much as we would enjoy allowing fans into the building to support Team Canada throughout the camp, we need to be responsible as we look to keep all parties safe before teams enter the bubble in Edmonton.”

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Christmas Day with three games before Canada kicks off its tournament schedule on December 26 against Germany at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast all 28 tournament games and the 10 pre-tournament games that begins December 20. TSN Radio will also provide comprehensive tournament coverage, including all Team Canada pre-tournament and tournament games through to the gold medal game.

18 OHL PLAYERS INVITED TO CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SELECTION CAMP:

GOALTENDERS:
Brett Brochu (London Knights)
Tristan Lennox (Saginaw Spirit)

DEFENCEMEN:
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)
Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads)
Mason Millman (Saginaw Spirit)
Ryan O’Rourke (Soo Greyhounds)
Donovan Sebrango (Kitchener Rangers)

FORWARDS:
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)
Graeme Clarke (Ottawa 67’s)
Tyson Foerster (Barrie Colts)
Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
Jack Quinn (Ottawa 67’s)
Jamieson Rees (Sarnia Sting)
Cole Schwindt (Mississauga Steelheads)
Ryan Suzuki (Saginaw Spirit)
Philip Tomasino (Oshawa Generals)
Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs)

HOCKEY OPERATIONS STAFF:
Head Coach – Andre Tourigny (Ottawa 67’s)
Equipment Manager – Chris Hamilton (Ottawa 67’s)
Security Liaison – Bob Martin (London Knights)

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow along through social media on FacebookTwitter and Twitter.com/HC_WJC.

About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPO­­­RTS than any other league.

16 OHL Players Recognized as Invitees to Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp

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Calgary, Atla. – The Ontario Hockey League is pleased to announce that 16 OHL players have been invited to attend Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp.

The camp roster features two OHL goaltenders, three defencemen and 26 forwards as part of the 41-player roster that will attend the five-day virtual camp taking place July 27-31. The camp will feature various online education sessions with a focus on player development. Hockey Canada announced last month that various programming and training sessions will be held virtually this summer due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“We are excited to begin preparations for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship with this group of 41 players and our full staff at our online camp, as we believe we have a good mix of veteran leadership and young talent that are eager to represent Canada during the holiday season,” said Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of national teams for Hockey Canada. “We are also pleased to have Michael and Mitch round out the coaching staff, as their Canadian Hockey League and international experience will compliment André’s leadership while we work towards defending our gold medal on home ice.”

The roster for Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp includes three OHL skaters who helped Canada win gold at the 2020 World Juniors (Byfield, Drysdale, McMichael), six OHL players who were selected at the 2019 NHL Draft (Harley, Clarke, McMichael, Rees, Suzuki, Tomasino), eight OHL players who are eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft (Brochu, Drysdale, O’Rourke, Byfield, Foerster, Perfetti, Perreault, Quinn), one who is eligible in 2021 (Lennox) and one who is eligible in 2022 (Wright).

As announced earlier this year, Ottawa 67’s head coach André Tourigny will return to Canada’s National Junior Team and serve as head coach after helping Canada to a gold medal as an assistant coach at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship. He was named head coach of the OHL’s 67’s in 2017 and has helped them claim the Hamilton Spectator Trophy twice as back-to-back regular season champions. Tourigny was recently awarded the Matt Leyden Trophy as the OHL’s Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season and was named the CHL Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year presented by Janes.

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship is set to take place in Edmonton and Red Deer this December.

OHL Players Invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp

Goaltenders:
Brett Brochu (London Knights)
Tristan Lennox (Saginaw Spirit)

Defencemen:
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)
Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads)
Ryan O’Rourke (Soo Greyhounds)

Forwards:
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)
Graeme Clarke (Ottawa 67’s)
Tyson Foerster (Barrie Colts)
Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
Jacob Perreault (Sarnia Sting)
Jack Quinn (Ottawa 67’s)
Jamieson Rees (Sarnia Sting)
Ryan Suzuki (Saginaw Spirit)
Philip Tomasino (Oshawa Generals)
Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs)

Coaches:
Head Coach – André Tourigny (Ottawa 67’s)

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence, visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on FacebookTwitter and Twitter.com/HC_Men.

About the Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. Last season, more than nine million fans attended CHL games in the regular season, playoffs and at the Memorial Cup Presented by Kia. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U Sports than any other league.  For more information visit www.ontariohockeyleague.com.

CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SETS ROSTER

22 past and present CHL players to represent Canada at 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship

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BRNO, Czech Republic – Following six days of pre-tournament training in Vienna, Austria and Brno, Czech Republic, Hockey Canada has finalized Canada’s National Junior Team roster for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic.

The roster – which includes three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards – will look to build on Hockey Canada’s historical success at the tournament.

Among the athletes on the final roster are five returnees from the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. (Hayton, Lafrenière, McIsaac, Smith, Veleno), two players who won a silver medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (Byfield, Drysdale) and five players yet to be selected in the NHL draft (Byfield, Daws, Drysdale, Lafrenière, Mercer).

“The management group and coaches have done a terrific job working with the players and finalizing the roster,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams with Hockey Canada. “This team has a lot of skill, international experience and, most importantly, is a group of quality young men.”

CHL Past & Present Players on Team Canada:

Goaltenders:
Nico Daws (Guelph Storm)
Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks)
Olivier Rodrigue (Moncton Wildcats)

Defencemen:
Calen Addison (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s)
Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants)
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)
Jared McIsaac (Halifax Mooseheads)
Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs)

Forwards:
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)
Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack)
Nolan Foote (Kelowna Rockets)
Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Barrett Hayton (Soo Greyhounds / Arizona Coyotes)
Alexis Lafreniere ( Rimouski Oceanic)
Raphael Lavoie (Halifax Mooseheads)
Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Dawson Mercer (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)
Joe Veleno (Drummondville Voltigeurs / Grand Rapids Griffins)

The puck will officially drop on Boxing Day when Canada takes on the United States at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, followed by games against Russia, Germany and the Czech Republic to round out preliminary action.

For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow social media on Facebook, Twitter and#WorldJuniors.

10 OHL PLAYERS MOVE FORWARD WITH CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM

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Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is pleased to announce that 10 OHL players will be heading to Europe as part of Canada’s National Junior Team following cuts announced on Thursday as Selection Camp came to a close in Oakville, Ont.

OHL players on the 24-man roster include forwards Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves), Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds), Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack), Liam Foudy (London Knights), Barrett Hayton (Arizona Coyotes/Soo Greyhounds), Connor McMichael (London Knights) and Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs), defencemen Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s) and Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters) as well as goaltender Nico Daws (Guelph Storm).

Of the 10 OHL players, Hayton, who has appeared in 14 games with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes this season, is the lone returning name from last year’s World Junior Championship in Vancouver, BC. Top 2020 NHL Draft prospects Byfield and Drysdale won silver together at this past summer’s Hlinka Gretzky Cup Tournament.

London Knights head coach Dale Hunter will lead Team Canada behind the bench joined by Ottawa 67’s bench boss Andre Tourigny who will serve as an assistant. Owen Sound Attack head coach Alan Letang will serve as a pre-scout coach.

“As with every year, there are difficult decisions to trim down our roster, but ultimately we believe this group will give us our best shot at a gold medal,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams with Hockey Canada. “We will continue the process of building our team, and we look forward to an exciting World Juniors.”

Canada’s final 22-player roster does not need to be officially submitted to the International Ice Hockey Federation until Dec. 25.

OHL PLAYERS MOVING FORWARD WITH CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM:

Goaltenders:
Nico Daws (Guelph Storm)

Defencemen:
Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s)
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)

Forwards:
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack)
Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Barrett Hayton (Arizona Coyotes/Soo Greyhounds)
Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)

The puck will officially drop on Boxing Day when Canada takes on the United States at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, followed by games against Russia, Germany and the Czech Republic to round out preliminary action.

TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada, will once again provide wall-to-wall game coverage and analysis throughout the tournament, including Canada’s two pre-tournament games on Dec. 19 against Switzerland and Dec. 23 against Finland; check local listings for details.

For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow through social media on Facebook Twitter and #WorldJuniors.

12 OHL, 27 CHL PLAYERS INVITED TO CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SELECTION CAMP

WJC Invites

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is pleased to announce that 12 OHL players have been named to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp set to take place December 9-12 at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville, Ont.

Two OHL goaltenders, three defencemen and seven forwards are part of the 31-man camp roster consisting of other players from across the Canadian Hockey League vying for a chance to represent Canada at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic from December 26 to January 5.

The roster was selected by Hockey Canada head scout Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), Shawn Bullock (Wainwright, Alta.), director of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada, and Mark Hunter (Petrolia, Ont./London Knights), the U20 lead for the Program of Excellence management group. Head coach Dale Hunter (Petrolia, Ont./London Knights) and assistant coaches Mitch Love (Quesnel, B.C./Saskatoon Blades), André Tourigny (Nicolet, Que./Ottawa 67’s) and Alan Letang (Renfrew, Ont./Owen Sound Attack) also provided input, along with coaches and general managers across the Canadian Hockey League.

“After a long evaluation process through summer camp, the early weeks of the CHL season and the Canada-Russia Series, we are nearing the final steps in selecting the roster that will represent Canada at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship,” said McEwen. “We are expecting a highly competitive camp from these 31 players, and we know there will be many difficult decisions when it comes time to select the players who will wear the Maple Leaf in the Czech Republic.”

Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp will be held in Oakville, Ont., and will feature a pair of games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars on Dec. 11-12. Tickets for selection camp are available at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets, starting at $15 plus fees.

The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Boxing Day when Canada takes on the United States at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will air all 31 games at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, providing wall-to-wall game coverage and analysis throughout the tournament.

Canada has won 31 medals at the IIHF World Junior Championship since 1977, including 17 gold, nine silver and five bronze. Team Canada last took home gold in Buffalo in 2018.

12 OHL PLAYERS NAMED TO CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SELECTION CAMP:

Goaltenders:
Nico Daws (Guelph Storm)
Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)*

Defencemen:
Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s)*
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)
Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads)*

Forwards:
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack)*
Liam Foudy (London Knights)*
Connor McMichael (London Knights)*
Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)*

*Hockey Canada National Junior Team Summer Development Camp invitee

For more information on Hockey Canada, Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on FacebookTwitter and #WorldJuniors.

CHL Players Invited to Selection Camp:

Goaltenders:
Nico Daws (Guelph Storm)
Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks)
Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)
Olivier Rodrigue (Moncton Wildcats)

Defencemen:
Calen Addison (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s)
Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants)
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)
Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads)
Jared McIsaac (Halifax Mooseheads)
Braden Schneider (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs)

Forwards:
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)
Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack)
Nolan Foote (Kelowna Rockets)
Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Benoit-Olivier Groulx (Halifax Mooseheads)
Peyton Krebs (Winnipeg ICE)
Alexis Lafreniere (Rimouski Oceanic)
Raphael Lavoie (Halifax Mooseheads)
Connor McMichael (London Knights)
Dawson Mercer (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Jakob Pelletier (Moncton Wildcats)
Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)

Team Russia Roster Announced for 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Russian Ice Hockey Federation today announced the roster for Team Russia that will compete in the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series which takes place November 4-14.

A team of 24 Russian players including three goaltenders, eight defencemen, and 13 forwards will travel across Canada as part of the 17th annual series with six games against CHL competition in preparation for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Team Russia includes 21 players born in 2000, three born in 2001, and features a total of three players with NHL affiliations. That group is headlined by Vancouver Canucks prospect Vasili Podkolzin, the tenth overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Sixth round Arizona Coyotes pick Danil Savunov and 2018 second round Vegas Golden Knights pick Ivan Morozov will also play in all six games. In addition to the NHL affiliated talent, two of the 2001 born players are top prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft including Rodion Amirov who was given an ‘A’ rating by NHL Central Scouting in their October Players to Watch list, and Maxim Groshev who was given a ‘B’ rating. While all 24 players will be competing in this event for the first time, Podkolzin, Morozov, and goaltender Amir Miftakhov were all members of Russia’s bronze medal entry at the 2019 World Juniors in Vancouver and Victoria.

An additional seven CHL players will join Team Russia throughout the series competing within their regional league. That list includes QMJHL talents like St. Louis Blues prospect Nikita Alexandrov of the Charlottetown Islanders, Minnesota Wild prospect Alexander Khovanov of the Moncton Wildcats, Egor Sokolov of the Cape Breton Eagles, and Calgary Flames prospect Dmitry Zavgorodniy of the Rimouski Oceanic. Nashville Predators prospect Egor Afanasyev of the Windsor Spitfires and New Jersey Devils prospect Nikita Okhotyuk of the Ottawa 67’s will play in OHL games, while Philadelphia Flyers prospect Egor Zamula of the Calgary Hitmen will play in the WHL.

Behind the bench for Team Russia is head coach Valery Bragin who is making his eighth series appearance and sixth straight. His time with the Russian National Junior Team has led to six World Junior medals including 2011 gold in Buffalo, silver in Calgary (2012), Toronto (2015), and Finland (2016), along with bronze in Montreal (2017) and Vancouver (2019).

Team Russia has captured four series victories including 2010, 2012, and 2018, bringing their overall record to 33-60-0-3.

2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series – Team Russia:

Goaltenders:
Amir Miftakhov (Ak Bars Kazan)
Daniil Isayev (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
Gleb Nosov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)

Defencemen:
Gleb Babintsev (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)
Mikhail Gordeyev (HC Sochi, Sochi)
Anton Malyshev (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
Stepan Ostrovsky (Admiral Vladivostok)
Daniil Pylenkov (Vityaz Podolsk)
Sergei Telegin (Ugra Khanty-Mansiysk)
Daniil Valitov ( Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg)
Nikita Zorkin (SKA St. Peterburg)

Forwards:
Rodion Amirov (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
Maxim Groshev (Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk )
Lev Komissarov (CSKA Moscow)
Ilya Kruglov (Dynamo Moscow)
Vladislav Mikhailov (Dynamo Moscow)
Ivan Morozov (SKA St. Peterburg)
Vasili Podkolzin (SKA St. Peterburg)
Nikita Rtishchev ( CSKA Moscow)
Pavel Rotenberg (Dynamo St. Peterburg)
Danil Savunov (SKA St. Peterburg)
Zakhar Shablovskii (Spartak Moscow)
Maxim Sorkin (CSKA Moscow)
Yegor Stepanov (Traktor Chelyabinsk)

QMJHL players on Team Russia:
Nikita Alexandrov (Charlottetown Islanders)
Alexander Khovanov (Moncton Wildcats)
Egor Sokolov (Cape Breton Eagles)
Dmitry Zavgorodniy (Rimouski Oceanic)

OHL players on Team Russia:
Egor Afanasyev (Windsor Spitfires) – Game 3 only
Nikita Okhotyuk (Ottawa 67’s)

WHL players on Team Russia:
Egor Zamula (Calgary Hitmen)

Staff:
Head Coach – Valery Bragin
Assistant Coach – Alexander Boikov
Goalie Coach – Vladimir Kulikov
Strength and Conditioning Coach – Philipp Arzamazov
Team Manager – Oleg Shulya
Analyst – Roman Barinov
Analyst – Aleksey Khomchenkov
Physician – Valery Egorov
Massage Therapist – Artem Timofeev
Equipment Manager – Alexander Rezepov
Media Manager – Artur Kovtunenko

The 2019 CIBC Canada Russia series is proudly supported by title partner CIBC, and associate sponsors Kia Canada, Cooper Tires, and Kubota Canada. All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule:
Game 1 – Monday November 4 at Saint John, NB
Game 2 – Tuesday November 5 at Moncton, NB
Game 3 – Thursday November 7 at Kitchener, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 11 at London, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 13 at Saskatoon, SK
Game 6 – Thursday November 14 at Prince Albert, SK

For event information please visit http://chlcanadarussia.ca.

TEAM OHL LEADERSHIP GROUP ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 CIBC CANADA RUSSIA SERIES

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Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League and Hockey Canada, today announced the leadership group for Team OHL ahead of the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Owen Sound Attack forward Aidan Dudas will lead Team OHL, wearing the ‘C’ for both Games 3 and 4 set for Thursday November 7 in Kitchener and Monday November 11 in London. He’ll be joined by assistant captains Kevin Bahl of the Ottawa 67’s and Ty Dellandrea of the Flint Firebirds.

A 19-year-old from Parry Sound, Ont., Dudas leads the Attack in scoring with 18 points (4-14–18) through 12 games this season. The Owen Sound captain is in the midst of his fourth OHL season after being the club’s first round (10th overall) pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. The 5-foot-8, 168Ib. centre was a fourth round (113th overall) pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2018 and has amassed 166 points (69-97–166) over 204 career OHL regular season contests, tacking on an additional 15 career (9-6–15) postseason points over 33 contests. Known across the league as a fierce competitor, Dudas was voted the Western Conference’s hardest worker in the 2018-19 OHL Coaches Poll.

Dudas has represented Hockey Canada on the world stage three different times, winning silver with Canada Black at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he recorded five points (1-4–5) over six contests. He then won gold at the 2017 Hlinka Gretzky Cup before representing Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Ottawa 67’s fourth-year defenceman Kevin Bahl will join Dudas as an assistant as he suits up for Team OHL in his third CIBC Canada Russia Series. The 6-foot-7, 240Ib. native of Mississauga, Ont. has four points (2-2–4) through 13 games this season after helping the 67’s win an Eastern Conference title last spring. Bahl has registered 60 points (10-50–60) over 196 career OHL regular season contests and was a second round (55th overall) pick of the Arizona Coyotes in 2018. The former second round (31st overall) OHL Priority Selection choice back in 2016 has appeared in 26 career OHL playoff contests, recording 11 points (1-10–11) along the way.

Bahl has represented Canada internationally three different times, competing for Canada Red at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge before winning gold at the 2017 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. He also represented Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship, putting up three points (1-2–3) over five games.

Nineteen-year-old Ty Dellandrea has tallied 14 points (6-8–14) over 10 games for the 9-3-0-0 Flint Firebirds who are off to their best start in club history. The Firebirds captain is in the midst of his fourth OHL season after being the club’s first round (5th overall) pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. Dellandrea has amassed 160 points (68-92–160) over 194 career OHL regular season games and was a first round (13th overall) pick of the Dallas Stars in the 2018 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-1, 190Ib. native of Port Perry, Ont. made his professional debut following the end of last season, recording three points (2-1–3) over 11 games with the AHL’s Texas Stars. Dellandrea fared well in the 2018-19 OHL Coaches Poll, being voted the Western Conference’s best faceoff man as well as the conference’s second-best playmaker.

Dellandrea is a four-time representative of Hockey Canada, suiting up for Canada Red at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge before winning a gold medal at the 2017 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. He competed in both the 2017 and 2018 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championships, registering five points (2-3–5) over a combined total of 10 games.

All three players were invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Showcase.

In 16 years of competition against the Russian National Junior Team, the OHL has played to a record of 25-6-1 following a 3-1 win in Sarnia and a 4-0 loss in Oshawa last season.

2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule:
Game 1 – Monday November 4 at Saint John, NB
Game 2 – Tuesday November 5 at Moncton, NB
Game 3 – Thursday November 7 at Kitchener, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 11 at London, ON
Game 5 – Wednesday November 13 at Saskatoon, SK
Game 6 – Thursday November 14 at Prince Albert, SK

The 2019 CIBC Canada Russia series is proudly supported by title partner CIBC, and associate sponsors Kia Canada, Cooper Tires, and Kubota Canada.  All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

For event information including how to purchase tickets please visit http://chlcanadarussia.ca.

SPIRIT’S DAMIEN GIROUX ADDED TO TEAM OHL FOR CIBC CANADA RUSSIA SERIES

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League announced today that Saginaw Spirit forward Damien Giroux has been added to Team OHL’s roster for the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Giroux replaces injured Ottawa 67’s forward Graeme Clarke on the roster and will compete in Game 3 of the series on Thursday November 7 in Kitchener.

A 19-year-old native of Hanmer, Ont., Giroux leads the Spirit in goal-scoring with 12 markers and 20 points through 16 games this season. The Saginaw captain was a fifth round pick of the Minnesota Wild in the 2018 NHL Draft and was named the club’s Most Improved Prospect at Development Camp back in June.

Giroux, who joins Spirit teammate Cole Perfetti on the roster, is in the midst of his fourth OHL season after helping the Spirit reach the Western Conference Championship Series for the first time last spring. The 5-foot-10, 180Ib. centre has amassed 139 points (69-70–139) over 204 career OHL regular season games, all spent in a Spirit uniform. He was Saginaw’s third round pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.

The 2019 CIBC Canada Russia series is proudly supported by title partner CIBC, and associate sponsors Kia Canada, Cooper Tires, and Kubota Canada.  All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

For event information including how to purchase tickets please visit http://chlcanadarussia.ca.