Burnaby's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins highlights B.C. six-pack for Team Canada world juniors camp roster (with video)
Forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Oklahoma City Barons is interviewed following his team's AHL game against the Milwaukee Admirals on Nov. 17, 2012, at Oklahoma City's Cox Convention Center. The Burnaby native and No. 1 overall NHL draft pick in 2011 of the Edmonton Oilers has been selected to attend Team Canada's world junior hockey camp.
Photograph by: Steven Christy, STEVE CHRISTY/OKC BARONS
VANCOUVER — Six players from B.C.’s Lower Mainland, headlined by Burnaby's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, were named Monday to Team Canada's final selection camp for the upcoming world junior tournament.
West Vancouver's Morgan Rielly and Griffin Reinhart, Cloverdale's Laurent Brossoit and Tyler Wotherspoon and Colton Sissons of North Vancouver round out the B.C. contingent.
Also chosen was Vancouver Canucks draft pick Frank Corrado. A right-side, stay-at-home defenceman, Corrado was taken in the fifth round by the Canucks in 2011 NHL entry draft.
Nugent-Hopkins, the first overall pick in 2011, has been playing this season for the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL farm team, the Oklahoma City Barons. He has been nursing a sore shoulder and was seeing doctors Monday. Hockey Canada officials said they expected him to be cleared.
Rielly and Reinhart grew up together playing on the blue line at the Hollyburn Country Club. They were both first-round selections in last June's NHL entry draft, Reinhart going fourth overall to the New York Islanders and Rielly fifth overall to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Brossoit, a goalie, and Wotherspoon, a defenceman, also played together growing up. Brossoit will be one of four netminders competing for three spots against Malcolm Subban, Jordan Binnington and Jake Paterson, all of the Ontario League.
The other WHL players named to the camp Monday were forwards Ty Rattie, Hunter Shinkaruk, Mark McNeill and JC Lipon and defencmen Derrick Pouliot and Mathew Dumba.
Players are due to report to the camp next Monday with the first on-ice practice scheduled for Tuesday in Calgary. This year's worlds junior tourney is in Ufa, Russia. Steve Spott of the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers will coach the team.
• Roster for Canada's junior team selection camp:
The Canadian junior hockey team roster for selection camp Dec. 10-15 in Calgary (with hometown, club team and league).
Jordan Binnington, Richmond Hill, Ont., Owen Sound (OHL); Laurent Brossoit, Surrey, B.C., Edmonton (WHL); Jake Paterson, Mississauga, Ont., Saginaw (OHL); Malcolm Subban, Toronto, Belleville (OHL).
Frank Corrado, Vaughan, Ont., Sudbury (OHL); Mathew Dumba, Calgary, Red Deer (WHL); Dougie Hamilton, Toronto, Niagara (OHL); Scott Harrington, Kingston, Ont., London (OHL); Ryan Murphy, Aurora, Ont., Kitchener (OHL); Xavier Ouellet, Terrebonne, Que., Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL); Adam Pelech, Toronto, Erie (OHL); Derrick Pouliot, Weyburn, Sask., Portland (WHL); Griffin Reinhart, West Vancouver, B.C., Edmonton (WHL); Morgan Rielly, West Vancouver, B.C., Moose Jaw (WHL); Ryan Sproul, Mississauga, Ont., Sault Ste. Marie (OHL); Tyler Wotherspoon, Surrey, B.C., Portland (WHL).
Francis Beauvillier, Sorel-Tracy, Que., Rimouski QMJHL); Anthony Camara, Toronto, Barrie (OHL); Daniel Catenacci, Newmarket, Ont., Owen Sound (OHL); Phillip Danault, Victoriaville, Que., Victoriaville (QMJHL); Jonathan Drouin, Huberdeau, Que., Halifax (QMJHL); Tyler Graovac, Brampton, Ont., Ottawa (OHL); Jonathan Huberdeau, St-Jerome, Que., Saint John (QMJHL); Charles Hudon, Boisbriand, Que., Chicoutimi (QMJHL); Boone Jenner, Dorchester, Ont., Oshawa (OHL); JC Lipon, Regina, Kamloops (WHL); Nathan MacKinnon, Cole Harbour, N.S., Halifax (QMJHL); Mark McNeill, Edmonton, Prince Albert (WHL); Sean Monahan, Brampton, Ont., Ottawa (OHL); Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Burnaby, B.C., Oklahoma City (AHL); Ty Rattie, Airdrie, Alta., Portland (WHL); Brett Ritchie, Orangeville, Ont., Niagara (OHL); Mark Scheifele, Kitchener, Ont., Barrie (OHL); Hunter Shinkaruk, Calgary, Medicine Hat (WHL); Colton Sissons, North Vancouver, B.C., Kelowna (WHL); Ryan Strome, Mississauga, Ont., Niagara (OHL); Tom Wilson, Toronto, Plymouth (OHL).
Head coach: Steve Spott, Waterloo, Ont., Kitchener (OHL)
Assistant coaches: Mario Duhamel, St-Bruno, Que., Drummondville (QMJHJ), Don Nachbauer, Prince George, B.C., Spokane (WHL); Andre Tourigny, Nicolet, Que., Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL).
Goaltending coach: Ron Tugnett, Peterborough, Ont., Hockey Canada.
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