Mooseheads Captain Justin Barron was recently among 46 players named to Hockey Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp Roster. The camp runs from November 16th to December 13th in Red Deer, AB. The players, including five goaltenders, 15 defencemen and 26 forwards, will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 25-Jan. 5 in Edmonton, AB.
The selection camp will include practices and three intrasquad games, as well as six games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars, between Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 before the team enters the bubble in Edmonton in preparation for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Barron, a 2020 1st Round draft pick of the Colorado Avalanche, has appeared in eight games and recorded one goal and seven assists with Halifax this season after recovering from a corrective medical procedure in September. He has previously played internationally for Hockey Canada in the U17 and U18 programs and produced five assists in five games while winning a gold medal at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Barron celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday.
Click to view the 46 player selection camp roster
The roster selection was led by Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.), senior vice-president of national teams for Hockey Canada, with assistance from Ben Shutron (Orleans, Ont.), manager of national teams for Hockey Canada, and Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont./Moose Jaw, WHL), the U20 lead for the Program of Excellence management group. Head coach André Tourigny (Nicolet, Que./Ottawa, OHL) and assistant coaches Michael Dyck (Lethbridge, Alta./Vancouver, WHL) and Mitch Love (Quesnel, B.C./Saskatoon, WHL) provided input, along with coaches and general managers across the Canadian Hockey League.
The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Christmas Day with three games before Canada kicks off its tournament schedule on Dec. 26 against Germany at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast all 28 tournament games and the 10 pre-tournament games that begins Dec. 20. TSN Radio will also provide comprehensive tournament coverage, including all Team Canada pre-tournament and tournament games through to the gold medal game.