How the training camp for the new generation of Canadian defencemen will play out.
The first day of camp has begun, and with the first group of players to arrive, the players have already been put through the paces with some of the top prospects in the world at the helm.
First up is the top-ranked prospect in the game, Jack Haynes, who was a late addition to the camp this week, and he’s set to face off against Connor McDavid and Alex Nylander in a three-game series.
The second team is comprised of players who will compete for one spot in the Canadian team that will be put on the ice for the 2017 World Junior Championship, but for Haynes and his teammates, the focus is squarely on the world junior championship.
He’s set for an important test in what promises to be an extremely intense tournament, as the young players will be competing against the best.
Haynes said in an interview with TSN that the challenge for the group of guys is that they’re not in this together.
“The team is so much bigger than just me, the group has been such a big part of my life, and I feel like I’m a part of this team,” he said.
“It’s going to be a different challenge for them, because they’re in different spots on the team.
“I’m sure there’s going be some ups and downs, but it’s going not been an easy transition.
As much as we want to win the tournament, I think the bigger picture is that we’re all going to get on the same page and put the same goals together and make the team better.”
The final team is made up of players from the last batch of players that played in the WJC, and the camp is set to kick off on Saturday.
This group of forwards and defencemen have all played at least 10 games in the World Junior Championships, and it’s expected that the group will be even bigger in comparison to last year.
It’s not all sunshine and roses for the young Canadian defence, as there are some players that are already playing in the AHL, and there are still some players who aren’t in the NHL.
There are also a lot of unknowns for the players who are going to play in the tournament.
Some of the players will need to make decisions about whether or not to play for Canada, and some of them will have to play the same games for Canada.
For some of these players, the tournament is about preparing for the World Championships, which will be a big factor in their decisions going into the tournament as well.
What to expect in Canada?
With all of the big names at the World Juniors and World Junior championship, it’s hard to get too much into detail on how the players are preparing for camp.
Here are some things to watch out for in camp: There’s no telling who is going to make the first cut, but they will be looking to fill out the top five or six forwards.
One of the biggest names in the competition this year, Jack Roslovic, will be in camp for his third World Junior title.
Roslovic has been one of the most dominant players for Team Canada, scoring 19 goals and 42 assists in 48 games.
Another player who has been on fire lately is Dylan Strome, who had 17 goals and 33 assists in 33 games this season.
Ryan Pulock and Jake Bean are both going to need to be on their game as they look to put up big numbers.
Teddy Purcell is going up against fellow forward Jordan Nolan.
Purcell was a surprise inclusion into camp this year and has been the best player on Team Canada’s second line this year.
He has six goals and five assists in 21 games this year for Team North America.
Riley Tufte is looking to make a mark on the tournament and make his mark as one of Canada’s top defencemen.
A few years ago, he was a first round pick of the Ottawa Senators and was considered one of their top prospects.
Now he’s in the minors, and Tuft is looking for a big season.
He’s scored four goals and added 12 assists for a team-leading 14 points in 19 games this past season.
Tufte will be facing a lot to play against in this tournament.
He’ll be looking for the first time in a long time to play a full tournament with Team Canada.
This group will also have to contend with the top teams in the Western Hockey League.
Joffrey Lupul is also looking to build on his first ever World Junior tournament with a strong showing in camp.
He led Team Canada with seven goals and 15 points in 11 games.
The top defenceman in the West, the 20-year-old has seven