The players selected to represent Team Canada West participated in a three-day selection camp at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. They were selected from the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s five western leagues – the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).
The roster was selected by Team Canada West staff, led by head coach Joe Martin (Kingston, Ont./Alberni Valley, BCHL) and director of operations Jamie McCaig (Edmonton, Alta./Whitecourt, AJHL).
World Junior A Challenge faces off Dec. 7 in Dawson Creek
The World Junior A Challenge will head to Dawson Creek for the first time this weekend, as the city will welcome talent from four countries.
From Dec. 7-15, the teams – Team Canada East, Team Canada West, the Czech Republic, Russia and the United States – will compete in 14 games over eight days at the 4,500-seat Encana Events Centre.