Monday, December 15, 2008
Hockey Canada announced today the 22 players that will make up Canada’s National Junior Team, which included three (3) BC-born players. BC’s Colton Teubert, Jamie Benn and Brett Sonne were selected by the Hockey Canada evaluation staff Monday morning. Team Canada will play its first game of the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship on December 26 versus the Czech Republic.
Unfortunately three (3) players from BC were not selected to National Junior Team. Evander Kane, Riley Nash and Patrick Wiercioch were released by Hockey Canada.
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Teubert native of White Rock is currently playing for the Regina Pats of the WHL. In 30 games this year, Teubert has produced 8 goals and 13 assists and has been a plus 16. The 6’4” defenseman was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Teubert played for the Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association.
Benn native of Victoria has been a standout forward for the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this year. Through the first 24 games, Benn has scored 41 points – 23 goals and 18 assists. Jamie was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Benn began playing hockey in the Peninsula Minor Hockey Association.
Sonne of Maple Ridge is currently playing for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. Through the first 29 games of the 2008-2009 season, Sonne has scored 15 goals and added 28 assists. Brett started his hockey career in the Maple Ridge Minor Hockey Association. In 2008 he was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the third round of the NHL Entry Draft.
The 2009 World Junior Championship is set to take place in Ottawa, ON this year from December 26 – January 5.
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