TEN WHL PLAYERS NAMED TO CANADIAN NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM ROSTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2022

Calgary, Alta. – A total of 10 WHL players will represent Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, slated for August 9-20 in Edmonton, Alta.

The 25-player Canadian roster was announced Monday afternoon.

WHL Players – National Men’s Junior Team

Last NameFirst NameTeamHometownHeightWeightPosition
CossaSebastianEdmonton Oil KingsFort McMurray, Alta.6’6”215G
GarandDylanKamloops BlazersVictoria, B.C.6’1”181G
HuntDaemonMoose Jaw WarriorsBrandon, Man.6’1”198D
LambosCarsonWinnipeg ICEWinnipeg, Man.6’1”197D
SeeleyRonanEverett SilvertipsOlds, Alta.6’1”192D
ZellwegerOlenEverett SilvertipsFort Saskatchewan, Alta.5’10”175D
BedardConnorRegina PatsNorth Vancouver, B.C.5’9”181F
GreigRidlyBrandon Wheat KingsLethbridge, Alta.6’0”172F
OstapchukZackVancouver GiantsSt. Albert, Alta.6’3”198F
StankovenLoganKamloops BlazersKamloops, B.C.5’8”170F

One Canadian player, Garand, was a member of the squad that captured a silver medal at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, also held in Edmonton.

In all, eight WHL Clubs are represented on the Canadian roster, with the Everett Silvertips and Kamloops Blazers each providing two players. The Brandon Wheat Kings, Edmonton Oil Kings, Moose Jaw Warriors, Regina Pats, Vancouver Giants and Winnipeg ICE are all represented by one player on the Canadian roster.

The Canadian squad will meet in Calgary in advance of a six-day training camp at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation from August 2-7.

Canada’s tournament opener at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship is slated for Wednesday, August 10 versus Latvia (4:00 p.m. MT, Rogers Place).

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Source: WHL

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