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2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Roster

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Roster

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Roster

With just weeks to go before the puck drops on the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada has named the 34 players who have earned an invitation to Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp, Dec. 11-14 in Victoria, B.C.

The camp roster includes three goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 19 forwards. The process of evaluating and selecting the players was led by Brad McEwen, Hockey Canada’s head scout, in consultation with Steve Staios from the Program of Excellence management group, with input from coaches and general managers across the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).

Among the 34 players are two returnees from the team that won World Juniors gold last year: Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) and Alex Formenton (King City, Ont./London, OHL). In addition, forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary/Spokane, WHL) is dealing with an injury, but remains under consideration for a roster spot. His condition will continue to be monitored and a decision will be made prior to the start of the tournament.

“Our evaluation process through summer camp, the CHL season, Canada-Russia Series and now selection camp allows us to assess and assemble the top Canadian players to represent our country. Our final decisions will be difficult ones, but we couldn’t be more excited to gather in Victoria and begin the road to representing Canada in Vancouver.”

Shawn Bullock, Hockey Canada’s director of men’s national teams

Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp will be held at the Q Centre, home of the Victoria Grizzlies of the B.C. Hockey League, and will feature a three-game series against a team of U SPORTS all-stars Dec. 12-14. 

Following selection camp, the Canadian squad will be pared down to the final 22 players who will proudly wear the Maple Leaf at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver from Dec. 26-Jan. 5, as they look to win Canada’s 18th World Juniors gold medal.

Canada’s final preparations include games against Switzerland, Slovakia and Finland as part of the Lordco Road to the World Juniors pre-tournament schedule. Nine communities across the B.C. will play host to 12 games, featuring all 10 competing teams, from Dec. 18-23. 

Player Pos Hometown Current Team
Jaret Anderson-Dolan Forward Calgary, Alta. Spokane (WHL)
Shane Bowers Forward Herring Cove, N.S. Boston University (HE)
Maxime Comtois Forward Longueuil, Que. Drummondville (QMJHL)
Ty Dellandrea Forward Port Perry, Ont. Flint (OHL)
MacKenzie Entwistle Forward Georgetown, Ont. Hamilton (OHL)
Alex Formenton Forward Barrie, Ont. London (OHL)
Liam Foudy Forward Toronto, Ont. London (OHL)
Morgan Frost Forward Aurora, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Cody Glass Forward Winnipeg, Man. Portland (WHL)
Barrett Hayton Forward Peterborough, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Alexis Lafrenière Forward Saint-Eustache, Que. Rimouski (QMJHL)
Raphaël Lavoie Forward Chambly, Que. Halifax (QMJHL)
Brett Leason Forward Calgary, Alta. Prince Albert (WHL)
Isaac Ratcliffe Forward London, Ont. Guelph (OHL)
Jack Studnicka Forward Tecumseh, Ont. Oshawa (OHL)
Nick Suzuki Forward London, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL)
Owen Tippett Forward Peterborough, Ont. Mississauga (OHL)
Joe Veleno Forward Montreal, Que. Drummondville (QMJHL)
Gabe Vilardi Forward Kingston, Ont. Los Angeles (NHL)
Calen Addison Defence Brandon, Man. Lethbridge (WHL)
Nicolas Beaudin Defence Châteauguay, N.S. Drummondville (QMJHL)
Jacob Bernard-Docker Defence Canmore, Alta. University of North Dakota (NCHC)
Evan Bouchard Defence Oakville, Ont. London (OHL)
Josh Brook Defence Roblin, Man. Moose Jaw (WHL)
Cameron Crotty Defence Greely, Ont. Boston University (HE)
Noah Dobson Defence Summerside, P.E.I. Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
Pierre-Olivier Joseph Defence Chambly, Que. Charlottetown (QMJHL)
Jared McIsaac Defence Truro, N.S. Halifax (QMJHL)
Ian Mitchell Defence Calahoo, Alta. University of Denver (NCHC)
Markus Phillips Defence Toronto, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL)
Ty Smith Defence Lloydminster, Alta. Spokane (WHL)

GOALIES

Player Pos Hometown Current Team
Michael DiPietro Goaltender Amherstburg, Ont. Windsor (OHL)
Ian Scott Goaltender Calgary, Alta. Prince Albert (WHL)
Matthew Villalta Goaltender Godfrey, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)