Friday, September 25, 2009

WJAC Evaluation Camp in Okotoks

Press Release

Okotoks, AB, September 24th, 2009 – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced today the 40 players invited to attend an Evaluation Camp for Team Canada West in preparation for the 2009 World Junior A Challenge. The Okotoks Oilers and Alberta Junior Hockey League will host the three-day evaluation camp at the Centennial Arena in Okotoks, Alberta from September 27th – 29th, 2009.

The top 40 players from the five western leagues of the Canadian Junior Hockey League have been invited to participate in the evaluation camp for an opportunity to earn a position on the Team Canada West roster. Team Canada West will include the top 22 players from the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).

The BCHL will be represented by 13 players at the upcoming camp, while the AJHL has 10 representatives, the MJHL will have 8 participants, 7 SJHL players and 2 SIJHL players round out the 40 man roster.

WJAC – Team Canada West Camp – Team Red Roster

WJAC – Team Canada West Camp – Team White Roster

“We are excited to have the roster selected for the camp in Okotoks and are looking forward to finally having them on the ice as a group,” said Team Canada West General Manager Leonard Strandberg. “I am thankful for the diligence of our staff and the effort they provided in the selection process in what is a very busy time for them. We are also excited to working with the organizing committee in Okotoks and thank them for stepping forward to host the camp. We would like to welcome Coach Dan MacDonald, Assistant Coach Chris Fuss and the Oilers training staff as they assist us with the camp as well.”

Camp Agenda
Monday, September 28th
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM Team Red practice
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Team White practice
7:15 PM Game Team Red vs Team White

Tuesday, September 29th
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Team White practice
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Team Red practice
7:15 PM Game Team White vs Team Red

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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