A total of five players from the MJHL have been invited to Team West’s selection camp for the 2014 World Junior A Challenge.
Defenceman James Shearer (Steinbach), will be joined by forwards Tyler Jeanson (Portage), Jackson Keane (Winnipeg), Tristan Mullin (Swan Valley) and Rylee Zimmer (Wayway). Marc Berry of the Dauphin Kings was recently named an assistant coach with the squad.
The selection camp, scheduled for Dec. 7-9, will be held at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The 60 players will be divided into three teams and play four intrasquad games (two 25-minute, running-time periods each) over two days. Click here to see the complete list of players selection.
A total of 25 players from the BCHL, 19 players from the AJHL, eight players from the SJHL, five players from the MJHL, and three players from the SIJHL; seven players returning from the 2013 World Junior A Challenge (Dombrovskiy, Gardner, Hannoun, Jenks, Keats, LaClare, Nixon); one player who was a member of Canada East at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge (Messenger); one player selected in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft (Gendron – Ottawa, third round, 70th overall).
The 2014 World Junior A Challenge will be held Dec. 14-20 at the West Central Events Centre in Kindersley, Sask. Canada West will play in Group B, joined by Denmark and Russia, while Canada East, Switzerland and the United States will comprise Group A.