The only two players with NCAA ties invited to Canada's World Junior Championship evaluation camp are from Hockey East. Providence sophomore forward Mark Jankowski and Boston College sophomore defenseman Michael Matheson were invited to tryout for Canada's Under-20 team to compete in the 2014 WJC in Malmo, Sweden.
Jankowski was selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames while Matheson is property of the Florida Panthers. Matheson had a terrific rookie campaign at Boston College while Jankowski took a while to adjust to the college game at PC, coming straight from prep school.
The Canadians are in the very rare position of not defending a medal in 2014. The United States downed Canada, 5-1, in the 2013 semifinals before the Canadians were ousted in overtime by Russia in the Bronze Medal game.
The 2014 tournament will run from December 26, 2013 until January 5, 2014.
Jeff Cox is a hockey reporter for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.