Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Thursday the 23 players that will make up Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.
The announcement comes at the conclusion of Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, which ran from Dec. 10-13 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary. A total of 36 players attended camp.
CHL Players on Team Canada:
Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack)
Jake Paterson (Saginaw Spirit)
Malcolm Subban (Belleville Bulls)
Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Ryan Murphy (Kitchener Rangers)
Xavier Ouellet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Tyler Wotherspoon (Portland Winterhawks)
Anthony Camara (Barrie Colts)
Phillip Danault (Victoriaville Tigres)
Jonathan Drouin (Halifax Mooseheads)
Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Charles Hudon (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
JC Lipon (Kamloops Blazers)
Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Oklahoma City Barons/Red Deer Rebels)*
Ty Rattie (Portland Winterhawks)
Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs)
Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)
Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)
Six members of this year’s roster – Dougie Hamilton (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL), Scott Harrington (Kingston, Ont./London, OHL), Jonathan Huberdeau (St-Jérôme, Que./Saint John, QMJHL), Boone Jenner (Dorchester, Ont./Oshawa, OHL), Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./Barrie, OHL) and Ryan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Niagara, OHL) - helped Canada earn the bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Alberta.
“On behalf of Hockey Canada, I want to congratulate the players named to the final roster today, along with their club teams, parents and minor hockey coaches that have helped them reach this level,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior director of hockey operations/national teams. “Canada is lucky to have many great young players, and these players should be very proud of their achievement today.”
Canada’s National Junior Team will depart for Europe on Dec. 15 and play in two pre-competition games in Helsinki, Finland prior to the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Canada will play its first game of the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day, Dec. 26 against Germany, a game that will be broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS.
Canada has medalled at 14 consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010 and 2011 and bronze medals in 2000, 2001 and 2012.
For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca, and follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_teamcanada.