Hockey Canada announces men’s junior team roster

Hockey Canada has named the 25 players who will represent the host country at the world junior men’s hockey championship in Edmonton.

Three goalies, eight defencemen and 14 forwards were chosen for tournament Dec. 25 to Jan. 5 from a selection camp roster of 46 invited players.

Selection camp in Red Deer, Alta., was interrupted by a two-week quarantine because two players tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The Canadian team includes six veterans of the squad that won gold at the 2020 under-20 championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The Canadian team and nine other countries are scheduled to enter Edmonton’s “bubble” on Sunday.

Canada opens the tournament Christmas Day against Germany.

Canada’s roster for the 2021 world junior hockey championship:


  • Quinton Byfield, Newmarket, Ont., Sudbury (OHL)
  • Dylan Cozens, Whitehorse, Lethbridge (WHL)
  • Dylan Holloway, Bragg Creek, Alta., University of Wisconsin (NCAA)
  • Peyton Krebs, Okotoks, Alta., Winnipeg (WHL)
  • Connor McMichael, Ajax, Ont. London (OHL)
  • Dawson Mercer, Bay Roberts, N.L., Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
  • Alex Newhook, St. John’s, N.L., Boston College (NCAA)
  • Jakob Pelletier, Quebec City, Val-d’Or (QMJHL)
  • Cole Perfetti, Whitby, Ont., Saginaw (OHL)
  • Jack Quinn, Cobden, Ont., Ottawa (OHL)
  • Ryan Suzuki, London, Ont., Saginaw (OHL)
  • Philip Tomasino, Mississauga, Ont., Oshawa (OHL)
  • Connor Zary, Saskatoon, Kamloops (WHL).


  • Justin Barron, Halifax, Halifax (QMJHL)
  • Bowen Byram, Cranbrook, B.C., Vancouver (WHL)
  • Kirby Dach, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chicago (NHL)
  • Jamie Drysdale, Toronto, Erie (OHL)
  • Kaiden Guhle, Sherwood Park, Alta., Prince Albert (WHL)
  • Thomas Harley, Jamesville, N.Y., Mississauga (OHL)
  • Kaedan Korczak, Yorkton, Sask., Kelowna (WHL)
  • Braden Schneider, Prince Albert, Sask., Brandon (WHL)
  • Jordan Spence, Cornwall, P.E.I., Moncton (QMJHL).


  • Dylan Garand, Victoria, Kamloops (WHL)
  • Taylor Gauthier, Calgary, Prince George (WHL)
  • Devon Levi, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., Northeastern University (NCAA).