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