Canada introduced the roster for the 2022 World Junior Championship Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada introduced Monday the 25-player roster for the 2022 World Junior Championships to be performed in Edmonton, Alta. From August 9 to August 20.

The annual match, initially scheduled for Dec. 26, 2021-Jan. 5, 2022, in Edmonton and Purple Deer, Alta., was canceled after simply three days as a consequence of a rise in 10 circumstances of the Omicron sort of Covid-19. collaborating groups.

Few adjustments might be made out of the earlier roster introduced in December. Xavier Bourgault, Mavrick Bourque, Dylan Guenther, Jake Neighbors, Cole Perfetti, Justin Sordiff, Shane Wright and defensemen Kayden Guhle and Owen Energy are absent from the roster.

These gamers might be changed by forwards William Dufour, Joshua Roy, Tyson Foerster, Riley Kidney, Nathan Goucher, Brennan Othman, Zach Ostapchuk and defensemen Damon Hunt and Jack Thompson.

Canada’s roster will characteristic 17-year-old phenom Connor Bedard, Columbus Blue Jackets ahead Kent Johnson and Anaheim Geese prospect Mason McTavish.

Earlier than the cancellation in December, Canadian followers have been handled to a four-goal efficiency by then-16-year-old Bédard towards Austria, changing into solely the sixth participant to attain 4 targets in world juniors play. McTavish dominated the primary two video games of the match with three targets and 5 factors in two video games, whereas Johnson additionally scored one aim in two video games.

Canada might be a part of Group A which additionally consists of Slovakia, Finland, Czechia and Latvia. Group B consists of USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Russia was not invited to the match and was changed by Latvia.

Sebastian Cosa 6’6″ 215 Edmonton (WHL)
Brett Brochu 6’0” 176 London (OHL)
Dylan Garand 6’1” 181 Kamloops (WHL)
Demon Hunt 6’1” 198 Moose Jaw (WHL)
I am Zellweger 5’10” 175 Everett (WHL)
Carson Lambos 6’1” 197 Winnipeg (WHL)
Lucas Cormier 5’10” 176 Charlottetown (QMJHL)
Donovan Sebrango 6’2” 195 Grand Rapids (AHL)
Ronan Seeley 6’1” 192 Everett (WHL)
Jack Thompson 6’1” 185 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Ryan O’Rourke 6’0″ 174 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Joshua Roy 6’0” 191 Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
Logan Stankoven 5’8” 170 Kamloops (WHL)
Tyson Forster 6’1” 202 Barry (OHL)
Riley Kidney 5’11” 173 Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
Kent Johnson 6’1” 165 Columbus (NHL)
Nathan Goucher 6’3” 207 Quebec (QMJHL)
Brennan Othman 6’0” 180 Flint (OHL)
Connor Bedard 5’9” 181 Regina (WHL)
Ridley Gregg 6’0” 172 Brandon (WHL)
William Dufour 6’3” 205 Saint John (QMJHL)
Elliott Desnayers 5’11” 172 Halifax (QMJHL)
Zach Ostapchuk 6’3” 198 Vancouver (WHL)
Will Coyle 6’4″ 210 Windsor (OHL)
Mason McTavish 6’1” 207 Hamilton (OHL)

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