While we are in the middle of the National Hockey League season there are still some fans who love nothing more than the World Junior Championships and today's announcement of the selection camp roster has sparked World Juniors fever all over again.
Hockey Canada has named a total of thirty-two players to the selection camp roster, 19 forwards, 10 defensemen, and three goalies. That number will gradually shrink as the team draws closer and closer to the event that will be held from December 26th to January 5th in Montreal and Toronto.
Here is the full roster as per the CBC:
Mathew Barzal, Seattle (WHL); Anthony Cirelli, Oshawa (OHL); Dillon Dube, Kelowna (WHL); Pierre-Luc Dubois, Cape Breton (QMJHL); Julien Gauthier, Val-d'Or (QMJHL); Brett Howden, Moose Jaw (WHL); Mathieu Joseph, Saint John (QMJHL); Tyson Jost, North Dakota (WCHA); Michael McLeod, Mississauga (OHL); Nick Merkley, Kelowna (WHL); Nolan Patrick, Brandon (WHL); Taylor Raddysh, Erie (OHL); Nicolas Roy, Chicoutimi (QMJHL); Zach Senyshyn, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL); Blake Speers, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL); Sam Steel, Regina (WHL); Mitchell Stephens, Saginaw (OHL); Dylan Strome, Erie (OHL); Austin Wagner, Regina (WHL).
Jake Bean, Calgary (WHL); Guillaume Brisebois, Charlottetown (QMJHL); Thomas Chabot, Saint John (QMJHL); Kale Clague, Brandon (WHL); Dante Fabbro, Boston University (HE); Samuel Girard, Shawinigan (QMJHL); Noah Juulsen, Everett (WHL); Jeremy Lauzon, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL); Victor Mete, London (OHL); Philippe Myers, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL).
Carter Hart, Everett (WHL); Connor Ingram, Kamloops (WHL); Michael McNiven, Owen Sound (OHL)
The official camp is from December 10th to 14th and we will have a much better idea of what the final roster could look like once that camp begins.