Kelowna’s Nolan Foote was selected for the training camp for Team Canada’s IIHF World Junior Championships. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images)

Foote added to Team Canada Juniors selection camp

Kelowna’s captain hopes to crack to 2019 squad before the tournament’s start on Dec. 26

The upcoming IIHF World Junior Championships could include of the Okanagan’s top players later this year.

Rockets’ captain Nolan Foote has been named to the shortlist for Team Canada’s selection camp ahead of the World Juniors which start Dec. 26 in the Czech Republic.

Foote will join 31 cream of the crop players at the selection camp. Players from the Canadian Hockey League and the NCAA who look to crack the narrowed down squad and represent Canada this year.

Leading the way for Kelowna this year, Foote has 30 points in 23 games as the Rockets are among the top teams in the B.C. division. After his first-round selection at the NHL draft this past summer, an impressive performance at the 2019 Canada-Russia Series and a hot start in the WHL, Foote is fighting for a spot in Team Canada’s top 12 forwards.

READ MORE: Owls, Huskies finish top 4 at B.C. volleyball provincials

READ MORE: Top NHL draft prospects Lafreniere, Byfield named to Canada’s world junior camp

“We are expecting a highly competitive camp from these 31 players, and we know there will be many difficult decisions when it comes time to select the players who will wear the Maple Leaf in the Czech Republic,” said Team Canada head scout Brad McEwan.

“After a long evaluation process through summer camp, the early weeks of the CHL season and the Canada-Russia Series, we are nearing the final steps in selecting the roster that will represent Canada at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.”

The Team Canada selection camp runs Dec. 11 and Dec. 12.

Team Canada will face Team US for the first game of the 2020 World Juniors on Dec. 26.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Kelowna Rockets

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Building to begin on Okanagan Rail Trail washroom

Project starts Monday, July 13, in Coldstream between Westkal Road and Kickwillie Loop

Portraits celebrating Syilx culture now on display at Kelowna International Airport

Sheldon Pierre Louis’ art will be on display at YLW from now until July 2021

Man found dead on Lake Country trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

Missing Lake Country man found safe

The 65-year-old, reported missing July 4, has been located safe and sound

Sunflower Highway, art initiative to connect Fraser Valley, Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan

Sunflowers made out of reclaimed materials will be installed on public art trails

The pandemic is widening Canada’s workplace gender gap

Gender pay gap is incentivizing fathers to work while mothers watch children, a new B.C. study has found

Ex-Okanagan Mountie forfeits 20 days’ pay after sexual misconduct review

A former Vernon RCMP constable made sexual comments, grabbed genitals of male officer in two incidents 10 years ago

Security guard assaulted in Kamloops park thanks police, public for quick arrest

Glen Warner, 71, was attacked on July 2 by a man who was asked by Warner to not smoke

After slow start, Summerland sees more tourism activity

Majority of visitors come from within British Columbia

EDITORIAL: Accommodating Okanagan fruit pickers

Campsite for agricultural workers to open in Summerland

COLUMN: A July update from MP Gray

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray’s column

Deer and moose die after being chased by dogs in South Okanagan

BC conservation officers are asking the public to control their pets

3 people dead in Prince George motel fire

Fire personnel believe the blaze was suspicious although investigation in early stages

B.C. sets terms to review police, mental health, race relations

MLAs to recommend Police Act changes by May 2021

Most Read