success/failure of the Canadian entry in the World Junior Hockey
Championships. The selection camp is set for Dec. 13-18 at the Beatrice
Ice Gardens in North York, Ontario.
Out of the 34 players, 22 will be selected to represent Canada at the
2001 World Junior Tournament in Russia.
winning team from the 2000 tournament. One player, Brian Finley of the
Barrie Colts, was a member of the silver medal winning team from the
1999 tournament in Winnipeg. Finley will be unable to play in the
tournament though due to the fact that he re-aggravated a groin injury.
form of redemption after falling short of the gold medal the last 2
years. The Canadian entry has not won a gold medal at the World Junior
Tournament since 1997.
Oullet’s to lose. Oullet will likely be the starter throughout the
tournament. Rob Zepp, Pascal Leclaire and Alex Auld would all make
capable backups for Oullet. The Canadian goaltending will be a strong
point as it almost always is.
McCarthy, Jay Bouwmeester and Barret Jackman will anchor this years
defensive corps. There will be a great deal of size on the Team Canada
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