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Bowen Byram Invited to Canada's National Junior Team Selection Camp

October 29, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release

Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram
(Vancouver Giants, Credit: Bruce Fedyck)

Vancouver, B.C. - The Vancouver Giants in conjunction with Hockey Canada are pleased to announce that 2001-born defenceman Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C.) has been invited to attend Hockey Canada's National Junior Team Selection Camp. The camp begins November 16th and runs through December 13th in Red Deer, AB. Byram, the two-time reigning MVP of the Vancouver Giants, is one of six returnees invited to the camp who helped Canada capture Gold at the 2020 World Juniors. The complete roster includes five goaltenders, 15 defencemen and 26 forwards.

Originally selected third overall by the Giants in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, Bowen Byram has helped re-write the history books of the Vancouver Giants during his three-season tenure with the team. In 188 career regular season games with Vancouver, Byram has posted 46 goals and 104 assists for 150 points which ranks him third all-time in franchise scoring for defencemen. He's added 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points in 29 career playoff games. During the 2018-19 season, Byram set a new single season team record for goals by a defencemen with 26, and he set a new single season WHL record with six overtime winning goals.

In June 2019, Bowen Byram was selected fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL Draft. Byram joined the Avalanche in the Edmonton bubble for the 2020 NHL playoffs.

Internationally, Byram is no stranger to representing Canada, having donned the Maple Leaf at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and the 2020 World Juniors.

Bowen Byram will be joined in Red Deer by Giants head coach Michael Dyck who will be serving as an assistant coach with Canada at the World Juniors.

Per Hockey Canada's announcement: The selection camp will include practices and three intrasquad games, as well as six games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars, between Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 before the team enters the bubble in Edmonton in preparation for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. The camp will take place in a cohort bubble and will be closed to the public and media. Details about media availability throughout selection camp will be announced at a later date.

"As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey Canada has taken important steps to maintain the health and safety of our National Junior Team athletes and staff, as well as the community at large, during selection camp and throughout the World Juniors," said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. "As much as we would enjoy allowing fans into the building to support Team Canada throughout the camp, we need to be responsible as we look to keep all parties safe before teams enter the bubble in Edmonton."

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Christmas Day with three games before Canada kicks off its tournament schedule on Dec. 26 against Germany at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast all 28 tournament games and the 10 pre-tournament games that begins Dec. 20. TSN Radio will also provide comprehensive tournament coverage, including all Team Canada pre-tournament and tournament games through to the gold medal game.





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Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram

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Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram

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Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram

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