11 current WHL players and one WHL grad have been named to Hockey Canada's 2013 National Junior Team selection camp Dec. 11-13, 2012 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
Canada earn a bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Alberta.
Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins highlights the players invited to the Team Canada Selection Camp:
WHL PLAYERS SELECTED:
Mathew Dumba (Red Deer)
Derrick Pouliot (Portland), Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton)
Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw)
Tyler Wotherspoon (Portland)
Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton),
JC Lipon (Kamloops),
Mark McNeill (Prince Albert),
Ty Rattie (Portland),
Hunter Shinkaruk (Medicine Hat)
Colton Sissons (Kelowna).
Red Deer Rebels alumnus Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers
Of the 37 players invited, 6 are returning players –
Dougie Hamilton (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL),
Scott Harrington (Kingston, Ont./London, OHL),
Jonathan Huberdeau (St-Jérôme, Que./Saint John, QMJHL),
Boone Jenner (Dorchester, Ont./Oshawa, OHL),
Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./ Barrie, OHL)
Ryan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./ Niagara, OHL)
There will be one Red-White intrasquad game (Dec. 11) and two games against teams from Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) on Dec. 12 and 13. The CIS teams will be comprised of players from the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and Mount Royal University.
Canada’s National Junior Team will depart for Europe on Dec. 15, and play in two pre-competition games in Helsinki prior to the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Canada will play its first game of the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day, Dec. 26 against Finland, a game that will be broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS.
Canada has medalled at 14 consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010 and 2011 and bronze medals in 2000, 2001 and 2012.