TORONTO, Ont. - Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced on Monday that 39 of Canada's top junior-aged hockey players (born in 1991 or later) have been invited to take part in Canada's National Junior Team selection camp, December 12-15, 2010 at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto, Ont.

Of the 39 players invited, three are returning players - Jared Cowen (Allan, Sask./Spokane, WHL), Calvin de Haan (Carp, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) and Ryan Ellis (Freelton, Ont./Windsor, OHL) helped Canada earn the silver medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Regina and Saskatoon, Sask. Ellis also won a gold medal with Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa, Ont. In addition, thirty-four of the players named to the selection camp roster were drafted in either the 2009 or 2010 NHL Entry Drafts, including eighteen first-round selections and four second-round picks.

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The following goaltenders will attend the selection camp:


PlayerS/CHtWtBirthdateHometown/Country Team NHL Draft
Goaltender

JP AndersonR5'1019202/14/1992Toronto, Ont.Mississauga (OHL)SJ ’10 (FA)

Calvin PickardL6'.520304/15/1992Winnipeg, Man.Seattle (WHL)COL ’10 (2, 49)

Olivier RoyL5'1118607/12/1991Causapscal, Que.Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)EDM ’09 (5, 133)

Mark VisentinL6'1.519808/07/1992Waterdown, Ont.Niagara (OHL)PHX ’10 (1, 27)


The countdown begins! Exhibition games start on December 20th and the first game of the round robin is set for the Boxing Day against Russia. For the full schedule click here.