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HALIFAX'S BARRON INVITED TO CANADA'S NATIONAL JUNIOR CAMP
Jun. 16, 2020

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has announced a roster of 41 players invited to its virtual National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp, set for July 27-31, as well as the assistant coaches that will work behind the Team Canada bench at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Five goaltenders, 10 defencemen and 26 forwards will attend the five-day virtual camp, participating in a variety of sessions with a focus on player development through online education. The roster includes Halifax native Justin Barron, a defenceman with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junir Hockey League.

Of the 41 players, 16 were selected at the 2019 NHL Draft, 22 will hope to have their name called at the 2020 draft, two are eligible in 2021 and one is eligible in 2022.

The draft-eligible Barron registered four goals and 15 assists with the Mooseheads in 34 regular season games last season.


In addition, Michael Dyck (Lethbridge, Alta./Vancouver, WHL) and Mitch Love (Quesnel, B.C./Saskatoon, WHL) have been named assistant coaches, working alongside Program of Excellence management group lead Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont./Moose Jaw, WHL) and head coach André Touringy (Nicolet, Que./Ottawa, OHL), who were announced earlier this year.

“We are excited to begin preparations for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship with this group of 41 players and our full staff at our online camp, as we believe we have a good mix of veteran leadership and young talent that are eager to represent Canada during the holiday season,” said Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of national teams for Hockey Canada. “We are also pleased to have Michael and Mitch round out the coaching staff, as their Canadian Hockey League and international experience will compliment André’s leadership while we work towards defending our gold medal on home ice.”


The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship returns to Canadian ice this December, with Edmonton and Red Deer set to co-host the annual holiday tradition. Games will be played at Rogers Place, the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, and at the Westerner Park Centrium, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels.


For more information on Hockey Canada or Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Twitter.com/HC_WJC.




 
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