Monday, November 29, 2010

World Junior Camp Roster Named

Hockey Canada unveiled the participants of the 2011 World Junior selection camp today. Of the 39 attending the camp, 11 are from the OHL (LINK)

Here's how it breaks down:

Mark Visentin - Niagara
J.P. Anderson - Mississauga

Ryan Ellis - Windsor
Calvin de Haan - Oshawa
Erik Gudbranson - Kingston
Ryan Murphy- Kitchener

Casey Cizikas - Mississauga
Marcus Foligno - Sudbury
Joey Hishon - Owen Sound
Garrett Wilson - Owen Sound
Zack Kassian - Windsor

I think the two biggest surprises people are talking about are the omissions of Taylor Doherty and Tyler Toffoli. Quite frankly, I'm surprised too. Toffoli has been red hot lately and his goal scoring ability is something Canada can always use.

One wild card is that QMJHL defenseman Brandon Gormley is going to miss the camp due to an injury. Whether that means they add another player to the selection camp remains to be seen. Maybe that's Doherty? Or maybe that bad turnover in the Subway Series really cost him?

As the camp draws nearer, I'll profile the chances of each participant from the OHL.


Anonymous said...

Visentin ok, but no Wedgewood? We'll see, but I think the Whalers' goalie is hot and should have been on that team. Go USA!

Anonymous said...

Great news for all those that got invited. Unfortunately half of them will be very dissapointed when all the cuts are made. At this point they should just be able to select the team without this camp. It would save alot of the boys some big disappointment and as well the junior teams wouldn't lose their services while they are at this camp. Hockey Canada must know enough about these players by now and even if there is one are two player who make the team based solely on this camp they are not usually impact players anyway. Just my thoughts.

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