Dellandrea Invited to Canada's National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp
CALGARY, Alta. - With less than one month until the puck drops on the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada has named the 31 players who have earned an invitation to Canada's National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp, set for Dec. 9-12 in Oakville, Ont. Flint's Ty Dellandrea is among the players that have the opportunity toÂ compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 .
Of the 31 players,Â 27 are currently competing in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), with 12 of those playing for Ontario Hockey League (OHL) clubs.
On the international level, Dellandrea was one of just three under-aged players to be selected for Canada's National Men's U-18 Team for the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia. HeÂ also played a key role on Canada's National Men's Summer U-18 Team that claimed gold at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in BÅeclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia last August. Dellandrea tallied five points (2G, 3A), including a plus-5 rating in five games, and was named an assistant captain for Canada's National Men's U-18 Team at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. Most recently, Ty competed in Canada's National Junior Team Sport Check Selection Camp lastÂ December.
AllÂ 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship games areÂ televisedÂ internationally across North America on TSN (English) & RDS (French) throughout Canada and on the NHL Network (English) throughout the United States. Additionally, all games are broadcast live on the TSN radio network in Canada and on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio throughout North America.
The roster was selected by head scout Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), Shawn Bullock (Wainwright, Alta.), director of men's national teams for Hockey Canada, and Mark Hunter (Petrolia, Ont./London, OHL), the U20 lead for the Program of Excellence management group. Head coach Dale Hunter (Petrolia, Ont./London, OHL) and assistant coaches Mitch Love (Quesnel, B.C./Saskatoon, WHL), André Tourigny (Nicolet, Que./Ottawa, OHL) and Alan Letang (Renfrew, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) also provided input, along with coaches and general managers across the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).
Among the 31 players are three returnees from the 2019 World Juniors - Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL), Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) and Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL).
"After a long evaluation process through summer camp, the early weeks of the CHL season and the Canada-Russia Series, we are nearing the final steps in selecting the roster that will represent Canada at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship," said McEwen. "We are expecting a highly competitive camp from these 31 players, and we know there will be many difficult decisions when it comes time to select the players who will wear the Maple Leaf in the Czech Republic."
Canada's National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp will be held at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, home of the Oakville Blades of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, and will feature a pair of games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars on Dec. 11-12. Tickets for selection camp are available at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets , starting at $15 plus fees.
The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Boxing Day when Canada takes on the United States at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada's official broadcast partners, will air all 31 games at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, providing wall-to- wall game coverage and analysis throughout the tournament.
Canada has won 31 medals at the IIHF World Junior Championship since 1977, including 17 gold, nine silver and five bronze. Team Canada last took home gold in Buffalo in 2018. For more information on Hockey Canada, Canada's National Junior Team and the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visitÂ HockeyCanada.ca , or follow along through social media on Facebook ,Â Twitter and #WorldJuniors.
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