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Quinton Byfield skates during an intersquade game at Hockey Canada Men’s Under-18 Hockey Camp in Calgary, Alta., Monday July 29, 2019 (Jeff McIntosh / CP)

Quinton Byfield, Los Angeles Kings’ No. 2 selection in 2020 NHL Draft, and top defense prospect Bowen Byram topped list of invited players to junior team selection camp from Canada next month in Red Deer, Alb

Hockey Canada announced the roster of 46 players on Thursday with a chance to represent the country as they look to repeat as champions at the 2021 World Junior tournament in Edmonton

46 #WorldJuniors hope to attend unprecedented 28-day @SportChek selection camp in Red Deer starting November 16

« While this has been a tough year for our athletes and staff, we are delighted to announce the 46 players who will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, » Scott Salmond, Senior Vice President of National Teams, Hockey Canada, said in a press release

“We know our athletes are thrilled to have the opportunity to defend gold at home this year, and we expect a highly competitive selection camp with a number of tough decisions to be made at the time of select the players who will wear the Maple Leaf in Edmonton in December « 

The list was chosen by Salmond with the help of Ben Shutron, Director of National Teams for Hockey Canada, and Alan Millar, the organization’s Under-20 Manager for the Program Management Group. excellence World junior team head coach Andre Tourigny as well as assistants Michael Dyck and Mitch Love have contributed

If Byfield, Byram or other contracted NHL players will be available for the tournament, which is slated to run from December 25 to January 5, stay in the air as they could be on the rosters of the big league with the NHL targeting a Jan 1 start to the 2020-21 season

Alongside Byfield and Byram (fourth overall pick by the Colorado Avalanche in 2019), four other returnees from the 2020 gold medal team: Dylan Cozens (drafted seventh overall by the Sabers in 2019), Jamie Drysdale (drafted sixth overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2020), Connor McMichael (drafted 25th overall by the Washington Capitals in 2019) and Dawson Mercer (18th overall by the New Jersey Devils in 2020) )

Other notables include: Shane Wright, Kingston Frontenacs freak, 16, Cole Perfetti (drafted 10th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 2020), Dylan Holloway (drafted 14th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2020), Calgary Flames first round pick Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier (24th in 2020 and 26th in 2019, respectively) Ridly Greig (28th overall by the Ottawa Senators in 2020) and Kaiden Guhle (16th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 2020)

The full roster – which includes five goalkeepers, 15 defenders and 26 forwards – is available here

Selection camp will be held at Westerner Park Centrium, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels, and Hockey Canada says there will be « improved measures » regarding COVID-19 testing and protocols Team There will be three intrasquad games and six games against a U Sports All-Star team, all of which will be closed to the public and media

« As much as we would like to allow fans to enter the building to support Team Canada throughout camp, we need to be responsible as we seek to ensure the safety of all parties before teams enter. in the bubble in Edmonton, ”said Tom Renney, CEO of Hockey Canada

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