Eight players from the major junior hockey League of Quebec (QMJHL) should participate in the camp estival de développement de Hockey Canada to form the canadian junior national team that will represent the country in international competitions during the season 2020-2021.
In total, 41 players have been invited to this camp as a virtual, according to the list released on Tuesday. The attacker of the Océanic of Rimouski Alexis Lafrenière, who should be the first choice of the next draft of the national hockey League (NHL) is part of the guests, but his presence will not be mandatory.
Mavrik Bourque (Cataracts de Shawinigan), Justin Barron (Halifax Mooseheads), Jordan Spence (Wildcats de Moncton), Hendrix Lapierre (Saguenéens de Chicoutimi), Jacob Pelletier (Drillers, Val-d’or), Samuel Poulin (Phoenix of Sherbrooke) and Dawson Mercer (Saguenéens) will be the other representatives of the QMJHL.
Seven players were members of the formation that won the last World junior and 16 have been picked up by an NHL team in 2019. Twenty-two others are hoping to hear their name at the next auction.
The Québécois André Tourigny, who runs the 67s Ottawa in the junior hockey League Ontario (OHL), is expected to be the head coach of Team Canada junior for the season.