25 players have now been selected to represent Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships which is being held from December 26th to January 5th in Edmonton and Red Deer. 

Among the 25 players are three returnees who won a silver medal at the 2021 World Juniors – Dylan Garand (Victoria, B.C./Kamloops, WHL), Kaiden Guhle (Sherwood Park, Alta./Edmonton, WHL) and Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Manitoba, AHL).

“We are excited to unveil the 25 players who have earned the opportunity to represent Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship, as we believe this group will give us the best chance to win a gold medal on home ice,” said Alan Millar, Director of Player Personnel. “We were impressed with the level of competition at camp, and we knew we were going to have to make difficult decisions when it came time to name a final roster. Our players and staff look forward the opportunity to compete in front of Canadian fans again, and we know this team will embrace the opportunity of wearing the Maple Leaf as we continue to build towards our goal of winning gold.”

Canada’s National Junior Team will head to Banff, for a training camp at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre, Dec. 14-19. It will then travel to Red Deer for a pair of pre-tournament games on Dec. 19 and 20 against Switzerland and Sweden, respectively, before moving to Edmonton for its final pre-tournament match-up on Dec. 22 against Russia as part of the Lordco Road to the World Juniors.

Team Canada’s first game will be against the Czech Republic to kick off the 2022 World Junior Championships starting at 4:00PM on December 26, 2021. 

You can check out the full roster here.