Drumheller, AB: The final rosters for the World Junior A Challenge in Cornwall, ONT were announced by Hockey Canada earlier today, with Drumheller Dragons forward Ty Daneault being named to Team Canada West. Daneualt will join 21 other Junior A players from across Western Canada who will represent the red and white starting on December 11th. Daneault, who is in his 2nd season with the Dragons, is leading the Dragons offence this year with 21 goals-15 assists-36 points in 29 games.
Canada West’s 22-player roster was selected by head coach Justin Falk (Snowflake, Man./Winkler, MJHL) and director of operations Rob Sklaruk (Canora, Sask./Spruce Grove, AJHL).
“Having two competitive intrasquad games during camp allowed our staff to select a group of players that we believe will give us the best chance to be successful at the World Junior A Challenge,” said Falk. “Now that our roster is set, we are excited to hit the ice and begin building confidence in our group ahead of our first game against the United States.”
Canada East will open the 2022 World Junior A Challenge against Latvia on Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. ET, followed by Canada West taking on the United States at 5 p.m. ET. Fans looking to secure their seats can purchase a full-event ticket package for $189 at HockeyCanada.ca/WJAC.
Prior to the start of play, the five competing teams will take to the ice for three pre-tournament games, Dec. 8-9 at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Sweden will take on the CCHL’s Cornwall Colts on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. ET, while Canada West will play Latvia at 2 p.m. ET and Canada East will face off against the United States at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9.
Of the 14 gold medal games at the World Junior A Challenge, 11 have featured at least one Canadian team. Canada East will look to earn its first gold medal, having won silver six times (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2019) and bronze once (2008), while Canada West has won gold five times (2006, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017), silver three times (2008, 2009, 2012) and bronze twice (2013, 2018).
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast the bronze and gold medal games on Sunday, Dec. 18; please check local listings for details. All other games will be streamed live at HockeyCanada.ca.
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