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Perfetti, Lambos, Hunt, Greig, Iorio Invited to National Junior Camp

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Perfetti, Lambos, Hunt, Greig, Iorio Invited to National Junior Camp

Hockey Canada has announced is roster for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship National Junior Team Selection Camp. Running from December 9-12 at WinSport Olympic Park in Calgary, AB., the camp is the penultimate evaluation period for players hoping to suit up at the annual winter spectacle.

The World Juniors begin from Edmonton and Red Deer on December 26 and run through January 5. After suiting up twice against the U-Sports All-Stars on December 11 and 12, players will advance to the five-day training camp in Banff on December 14-19 in preparation for final cuts.

32 players and three goaltenders have been invited to the selection camp, including three returnees from last year’s silver medal-winning team. Of the 35, 15 come from the Western Hockey League, while five have ties to the province of Manitoba.

Winnipeg Jets draft pick and current Manitoba Moose star Cole Perfetti will return to the World Juniors again this holiday season, while Winnipeg-born Winnipeg ICE defenceman Carson Lambos has earned an invite alongside fellow Wild draft pick and Brandon product Daemon Hunt.

Brandon Wheat Kings forward Ridly Greig (Ottawa Senators) and defenceman Vinny Iorio (Washington Capitals) were also two of the 32 players invited to participate.

“We are excited to unveil the 35 players who will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, and to continue working towards winning a gold medal on home ice,” said Alan Millar, director of player personnel. “We know our athletes and staff are ready for a highly-competitive selection camp, and we look forward to assembling a group that will wear the Maple Leaf with pride and embrace the opportunity to once again compete in front of fans in Alberta.”

Canada opens the 2022 world juniors with a Boxing Day game against Czech Republic. It battles Austria on the 28th, Germany on the 29th and Finland on New Year’s Eve. Every game featuring Canada will see 6:00 PM central start times. The gold and bronze medal games will take place on January 6.

 

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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