Two Colorado Avalanche prospects will be heading to Oakville next week for a chance to represent Canada at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.
Avalanche 2019 first round draft picks Bowen Byram and Alex Newhookwere named to Hockey Canada’s selection camp roster on Monday afternoon, along with 31 other players from the CHL and NCAA.
Byram has previously represented Canada internationally three times. He was a member of Canada Red at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2017, at the U-18 World Hockey Championship, and won gold with Canada at the 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup.
Earlier this morning, @BowenByram was named to @HockeyCanada's World Junior Selection Camp roster which runs from December 9 - 12 in Oakville, ON.— Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) December 2, 2019
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Newhook played at the same U-17 tournament, but as a member of Canada Black. He also represented Canada at the most recent IIHF U-18 World Championships last May.
The Canadian selection camp will run from December 9th to 12th, and include two games against an all-star team from USPORTS, the Canadian university hockey league, on December 11th at 5pm ET and December 12th at 2pm ET. The final roster will be announced shortly after the conclusion of camp, and the team will travel overseas to where the tournament will begin in the Czech Republic on Boxing Day.
Wishing Bowen and Alex good luck as they’ll head to Oakville next week!