Canada’s National Junior Team named for 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships

By League Press Release

Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced on Wednesday the 22 players that will make up Canada’s National Junior Team for the upcoming 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan, from December 26, 2009 to January 5, 2010. 

 

Canada’s roster includes 21 current CHL players and one CHL graduate and current NHL player Alex Pietrangelo.  Eight players are from the Western Hockey League, with seven from the Ontario Hockey League, and six representing the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.  The roster also includes six players (Cormier, Della Rovere, Eberle, Ellis, Pietrangelo, Teubert) who won gold medals at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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Goaltenders:

Jake Allen, Montreal Juniors

Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen

 

Defencemen:

Jared Cowen, Spokane Chiefs

Calvin de Haan, Oshawa Generals

Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires

Travis Hamonic, Moose Jaw Warriors

Marco Scandella, Val d’Or Foreurs

Colten Teubert, Regina Pats

 

Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues (Niagara IceDogs in 2008-09)

 

Forwards:

Luke Adam, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Gabriel Bourque, Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Jordan Caron, Rimouski Oceanic

Patrice Cormier, Rimouski Oceanic

Stefan Della Rovere, Barrie Colts

Jordan Eberle, Regina Pats

Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires

Adam Henrique, Windsor Spitfires

Nazem Kadri, London Knights

Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen

Brandon McMillan, Kelowna Rockets

Greg Nemisz, Windsor Spitfires

Brayden Schenn, Brandon Wheat Kings

 

Twenty of the players have previous international experience, including 15 players who played with Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team and 15 who played with Canadian regional under-17 teams at either the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge or Canada Winter Games.

 

Twenty of the players named to Canada’s final roster were drafted in either the 2008 or 2009 NHL Entry Draft, including ten first-round selections and five second-round picks.

Canada will play its first game of the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day, December 26 versus Latvia, a game that will be broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS and on The FAN Radio Network (check local listings).

Canada has medaled at eleven straight IIHF World Junior Championships including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004 and bronze medals in 2000 and 2001.

For more information on Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the complete Team Canada roster go to
www.hockeycanada.ca/2010juniors.