World News – CA – Rockets’ Kaedan Korczak invited to Canada’s World Junior Team Selection Camp – Kelowna Capital News


KELOWNA, C-B – OCTOBER 12: Kaedan Korczak # 6 of the Kelowna Rockets skates with the puck against the Kamloops Blazers at Prospera Place on October 12, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada Korczak was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2019 NHL Draft (Photo by Marissa Baecker / Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets’ top defenseman Kaedan Korczak has been invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp in Red Deer, Alta, ahead of the highly anticipated 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship

The Vegas Golden Knights prospect has just completed a career year, scoring 11 goals and adding 38 assists. His 180 shots on goal also ranked second among all Rockets players

The players, including five goaltenders, 15 defensemen and 26 forwards, will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. January 25, 5 in Edmonton, Alb

Among the 46 players, there are six returnees who won gold at the 2020 World Juniors – Quinton Byfield (Newmarket, Ont/ Sudbury, OHL), Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, BC / Vancouver, WHL), Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, YT / Lethbridge, WHL), Jamie Drysdale (Toronto / Erie, OHL), Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont/ London, OHL) and Dawson Mercer (Bay Roberts, NL / Chicoutimi, LHJMQ)

« 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, » said Scott Salmond, Senior Vice-President of National Teams, Hockey Canada

“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 « 

Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp will be held at Westerner Park Centrium, home of the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL) starting in November 16 to Dec 13

The selection camp will feature practice and three intrasquad games, as well as six games against a U SPORTS all-star team before the team enters the bubble in Edmonton in preparation for the 2021 World Junior Championship. IIHF The camp will take place in a cohort bubble and will be closed to the public and media Details on media availability throughout the selection camp will be announced at a later date

“As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey Canada has taken important steps to maintain the health and safety of the athletes and staff of our National Junior Team, as well as the community in overall, during selection camp and the World Junior Championships, ”said Tom Renney, CEO of Hockey Canada

« 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 protect all parties before teams enter the bubble in Edmonton « 

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship kicks off on Christmas Day with three games before Canada begins its tournament schedule on December 26 against Germany at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT

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