The selection camp roster for Team Canada West for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge has been named and there is a few local products who made the list.
The camp will run Dec. 5th to 8th in Leduc, AB.
The list includes Yorkton Terriers defenceman Regan Seiferling (Moose Jaw) and Melville Millionaires' netminder Brandon Wells (Spirit River, AB).
Other local products include Moosomin's Dakota Boutin of the Melfort Mustangs, Virden's Tyler Kirkup & and a pair of Gilbert Plain products in Tyler Jubenvill (Winkler Flyers) Riese Gaber (Dauphin Kings).
Canada West staff members also include: Asst. Coach Marc Berry (Birtle MB- Dauphin Kings Head Coach) and Athletic Therapist Nathan Hollinger of the Yorkton Terriers.
The 60 players named will battle for a spot on Canada West for the 2016 World Junior A Challenge which runs Dec. 11th - 17th in Bonnyville, Alberta.
For a full look at the Canada West selection camp roster: Click here
(Hockey Canada Press Release)
Working in partnership with Hockey Canada, the Canadian Junior Hockey
League (CJHL) has extended invitations to 100 players from across the
selection camps in advance of the 2016 World Junior A Challenge.
will vie for a spot on the Team Canada East roster when they report to selection camp
MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke, Ont., Dec. 3-7. The camp schedule
includes three games – Dec. 4, 5, and 6 – as well as practices. Team
coaching staff and scouts Jack Ferguson, Paul Currie, and Patrice Bosch
will use the camp as a final opportunity to evaluate the prospects
their final World Junior A Challenge roster.
“Our entire staff has done an incredible job executing our player
identification and evaluation plan since the beginning of September by
scouring the five
eastern CJHL leagues and its 70 teams,” said Brent Garbutt (Nepean,
Ont./Ontario Junior Hockey League), director of operations for Team
Canada East. “With
the number of talented hockey players to choose from, it made this task
extremely difficult in selecting only 40 players to attend selection
our staff is thrilled with the players we’ve invited, and are looking
forward to an ultra-competitive camp as we finalize this process with
of players to earn one of 22 spots to represent Team Canada East.”
Jason Clarke (Carleton Place, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) will lead the
coaching staff for Team Canada East, supported by assistant coaches Jeff
(Dublin, Ont./Milton, OJHL), Marc Lafleur (Hearst, Ont./Kirkland Lake,
NOJHL), Martin Dagenais (Embrun, Ont./Ottawa, CCHL) and Stefan Blanchet
In Leduc, Alta., 60 players
gather Dec. 5-8 to take part in intrasquad games and practices in the
hopes of cracking Team Canada West’s final line-up. The Leduc Recreation
host all scheduled games and practices
in advance of the final roster selections for Team Canada West.
“Coaches from all five leagues representing Team Canada West assisted in
identifying players which will make for a fast-paced, very competitive
camp,” said Trevor Alto (White Rock, B.C./B.C. Hockey League), director
of operations for Team Canada West. “The focus is on competition for the
spots; however, the staff is dedicated to providing each invitee every
opportunity to not only put their best foot forward, but to also enjoy
opportunity to represent Team Canada West.”
Barry Wolff (Kelowna, B.C./Coquitlam, BCHL) returns to Team Canada West,
this time as head coach, alongside fellow 2015 Team Canada West
Mike Reagan (Flin Flon, Man./Flin Flon, SJHL), Marc Berry (Britle,
Man./Dauphin, MJHL) and Rick Swan (Sherwood Park, Alta./Bonnyville,
The CJHL leverages its five eastern Junior A leagues – the Northern
Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), Ontario Junior Hockey League
Canada Hockey League (CCHL), Ligue de hockey junior du Québec (LHJQ),
and Maritime Hockey League (MHL) – to select players to represent Team
Team Canada West players are selected from among the league’s five
western Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL),
Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba
Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and Superior International Junior Hockey
The 2016 World Junior A Challenge
which features two
Canadian and four international teams, takes place from Dec. 11-17 at
the R.J. Lalonde Arena, part of the Bonnyville District and Centennial
Full-tournament ticket packages can be purchased online
, and include all 13 games at R.J. Lalonde
But first, both Canadian teams will take part in pre-tournament action
on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. MT when Team Canada West meets Team USA
at the Cold
Lake Energy Centre in Cold Lake, Alta., and Team Canada East plays
Russia at the Clancy Richard Arena in St. Paul, Alta. Tickets to the
games will be available at the door for $10; kids 17-and-under are free.
Team Canada West has won gold four times (2006, 2007, 2011 and 2015),
captured a silver medal three times (2008, 2009 and 2012) and won bronze
Team Canada East has won four silver medals (2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011),
and took bronze in 2008. Since the first event in 2006, more than 260
picks have played in the tournament.
For more information on the 2016 World Junior A Challenge, please visit HockeyCanada.ca
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