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Guhle Named to National Junior Team Selection Camp Roster

Mark Peterson Media

Prince Albert, Sask. – Prince Albert Raiders captain Kaiden Guhle was named to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp on Wednesday morning.

The Raiders captain represented Canada at last year’s IIHF World Junior Championship, taking home a silver medal. He scored twice and added an assist in seven games at the tournament.

Guhle is one of 35 players to earn an invitation to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, which is set for Dec. 9 to 12 in Calgary, Alta. He is one of three returnees from last year’s tournament named to the camp, along with Dylan Garand of the Kamloops Blazers and Cole Perfetti of the AHL’s Manitoba Moose.

This season, Guhle has a pair of goals and 13 assists in 17 games since returning from the Montreal Canadiens’ training camp. He was selected 16th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft by the Canadiens and signed his entry-level contract shortly after.

“We are excited to unveil the 35 players who will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, and to continue working towards winning a gold medal on home ice,” said Director of Player Personnel Alan Millar. “We know our athletes and staff are ready for a highly-competitive selection camp, and we look forward to assembling a group that will wear the Maple Leaf with pride and embrace the opportunity to once again compete in front of fans in Alberta.”

“A lot of effort has gone in to selecting 35 athletes who have a chance to represent Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, and we expect to make some difficult decisions when it comes to selecting a final roster,” said Senior Vice-President of National Teams Scott Salmond. “It is always an honour to represent Canada on the world stage, and even more so when you can do it on home ice, and we know our athletes and staff are excited for the opportunity to compete in Edmonton and Red Deer.”

This year’s camp will include practices and two games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars on Dec. 11 and 12 before the team heads to Banff, Alta. for a training camp beginning on Dec. 14.

Canada’s schedule at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Boxing Day when they take on the Czech Republic at 6 p.m. CST.

The Raiders return to the Art Hauser Centre when they Regina Pats come to town on Pack The Pick-Up Night presented by The Car Guys at Mann-Northway Chevrolet GMC Buick and Pet Planet. Fans are asked to bring pet food donations to the game to support the Prince Albert SPCA. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Raiders Office during open hours and at SaskTix.ca.

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