Quebec forwards Nathan Gaucher, William Dufour, Joshua Roy and Elliot Desnoyers will represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, August 9-20, in Alberta.
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On Monday, Hockey Canada announced the identities of the 25 athletes who will make up Junior Team Canada (JCT) at the prestigious competition.
It should be noted that the hope of the Montreal Canadiens Kaiden Guhle is not part of the training, he who was the captain of ECJ last winter, before the tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19.
The CH will however be represented by Roy and Riley Kidney. The latter was selected in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2021 draft and plays with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.
Charlottetown Islanders defenseman Lukas Cormier is the other representative of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to have earned a place with the maple leaf club.
“We are thrilled to announce the names of the 25 players who will represent Canada at the World Juniors. We believe the squad we have put together will give us the best opportunity to win a gold medal on home soil,” CJT Director of Player Personnel Alan Millar said in a statement.
“We know this group of players and staff will represent our country with pride and enjoy the chance to compete at this unique summer event in Edmonton.”
Canada will hold a training camp from Tuesday to Sunday in Calgary. He will then begin the competition on August 10 against Latvia.
Tyson Foerster – Colts de Barrie (OHL)
Mason McTavish – Bulldogs de Hamilton (OHL)
Riley Kidney – Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
Logan Stank Furnace – Blazers de Kamloops (WHL)
Ridly Greig – Wheat Kings de Brandon (WHL)
Connor Bedard – Pats de Regina (WHL)
Brennan Othmann – Firebirds de Flint (OHL)
Kent Johnson – Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
William Dufour – Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
Nathan Gaucher – Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Joshua Roy – Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL)
Elliot Desnoyers – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
Zack Ostapchuk – Giants de Vancouver (WHL)
Will Cuylle – Spitfires de Windsor (OHL)
Ryan O’Rourke – Greyhounds de Sault-Sainte-Marie (OHL)
Daemon Hunt – Warriors of Moose Jaw (WHL)
Jack Thompson – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
Olen Zellweger – Silvertips d’Everett (WHL)
Donovan Sebrango – Griffins de Grand Rapids (LAH)
Ronan Seeley – Silvertips d’Everett (WHL)
Lukas Cormier – Islanders de Charlottetown
Carson Lambos – Ice de Winnipeg (WHL)
Sebastian Cossa – Oil Kings d’Edmonton (WHL)
Brett Brochu – London Knights (OHL)
Dylan Garand – Blazers de Kamloops (WHL)