Nine QMJHLers at Canada’s 2023 National Junior Team Selection Camp
Hockey Canada has announced that 29 players have been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, held December 9-12 at Moncton’s Avenir Centre.
Four goaltenders, nine defensemen and 16 forwards will take part in the four-day camp in the hopes of representing Canada at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Of the 29 players invited, a total of nine are currently suiting up in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season; one goaltender, two defensemen and six forwards. Here are the QMJHL representatives who are looking to make this year’s Canadian National Junior Team:
G | ROUSSEAU, William / Quebec Remparts / 2023 NHL Draft
D | HINDS, Tyson / Sherbrooke Phœnix / Anaheim 2021 (3/76)
D | NAUSE, Evan / Quebec Remparts / Florida 2021 (2/56)
F | BOLDUC, Zachary / Quebec Remparts / St.Louis 2021 (1/17)
F | DEAN, Zachary / Gatineau Olympiques / Vegas 2021 (1/30)
F | DUMAIS, Jordan / Halifax Mooseheads / Columbus 2022 (3/96)
F | GAUCHER, Nathan / Quebec Remparts / Anaheim 2022 (1/22)
F | KIDNEY, Riley / Acadie-Bathurst Titan / Montreal 2021 (2/63)
F | ROY, Joshua / Sherbrooke Phœnix / Montreal 2021 (5/150)
Of the QMJHL reps, only forwards Nathan Gaucher, Riley Kidney and Joshua Roy will be looking to return to the World Juniors’ stage after helping Canada to a gold medal at the 2022 tournament held last summer.
They will be led by a familiar face behind the bench as Sherbrooke Phœnix head coach and general manager Stéphane Julien has already been named as one of the assistant coaches for Canada’s National Junior Team.
(Source: Hockey Canada)