Canadian world junior team to play U Sports all-stars

Canada’s national junior team hopefuls will face a team of U Sports all-stars during selection camp at The Q Centre ahead of the 2019 IIHF world junior championship to take place at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria and Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

The three-game series marks the seventh-consecutive year Team Canada and U Sports (formerly CIS) will meet ahead of the annual tournament. Canada’s selection camp will be held at The Q Centre beginning Dec. 11. Games against the U Sports all-stars will be Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the Canada-U Sports games are $15 and available at HockeyCanada.ca, SelectYourTickets.com and Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre box offices. They are not available at the Q Centre.

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“With the focus now shifting to Victoria, we know fans are eager to show their support for Team Canada as it prepares to defend the gold medal,” said world juniors director Riley Wiwchar.

Canada will finalize its 22-player roster for the world juniors following its four-day selection camp at The Q Centre, before holding training camp at Naden. Canada will play two exhibition games at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Dec. 19 against Switzerland and Dec. 21 against Slovakia before leaving to headline Group A in Vancouver.

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