Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Hawryluk, Quenneville off to WJC Camp

John Quenneville (left) and Jayce Hawryluk (right) are off to the
Canadian Junior Team's Selection Camp next month
  Two members of the Brandon Wheat Kings will have a chance to represent Canada at the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship.

  Jayce Hawryluk and John Quenneville were among the 30 players invited to the Canadian Junior Team’s selection camp that begins next week.

  The duo are two of 17 forwards invited to the camp, and two of the ten WHL players attending.

  Hawryluk currently leads the Wheat Kings in scoring with 14 goals and 29 points in 24 games while Quenneville has 11 goals and 24 points in 20 games this season.

  Elkhorn product Travis Sanheim of the Calgary Hitmen is among the ten defencemen invited to the camp.

  He’s currently tied for 6th in defenceman scoring in the WHL with 24 points in 19 contests.

  Players leave for camp on December 10th while Wheat Kings’ GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon will be an assistant coach with the Canadian team and leaves on December 9th.

  He’s expected to miss 11 Wheat Kings’ games while away with the Canadian Junior Team.

  In addition to Hawryluk and Quenneville, Wheat Kings’ defenceman Ivan Provorov is also headed to a World Junior camp.

  The Flyers’ first round pick leaves December 10th to join the Russian team ahead of the World Juniors.

  Provorov won a silver medal with the Russia squad at last year’s event in Toronto and Montreal.

Chaff...Hawryluk and Sanheim are the only two Manitobans invited to the camp...other WHLers headed are D Joe Hicketts (Victoria), D Noah Juulsen (Everett), D Haydn Fleury (Red Deer), F Mathew Barzal (Seattle), F Rourke Chartier (Kelowna), F Nick Merkley (Kelowna) and F Brayden Point (Moose Jaw)...the Selection Camp takes place December 10-13 in Etobicoke, Ontario and includes two games against a CIS All-Star team...former Wheat Kings Corbin Boes (Dalhousie) and Jordan DePape (Manitoba) are among the players to suit up for the CIS squad in those two games.

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