Hockey Canada has announced their tryout camp roster for this year’s World Junior Championships, and a pair of NCAA players have made the cut.
North Dakota forward Tyson Jost and Boston University defenseman Dante Fabbro were among the 32 players selected for Canada’s camp.
Jost and Fabbro were both first round NHL Draft picks last summer by Colorado and Nashville respectively. Both players are likely on the borderline to make the final roster, though both would be eligible to play for Canada again at next year’s tournament.
Jost’s leadership and two-way play at the center position might make him a valuable asset on one of Canada’s lower lines in this tournament, while Fabbro’s poise and puck-moving ability could earn him a spot on the roster.
The pre-tournament camp will be held December 10-14 in Blainville, Quebec. Jost will likely miss North Dakota’s series December 9-10 against Western Michigan, while Fabbro would likely miss a series at Vermont that same weekend.
The last NCAA player to represent Canada at the World Juniors was Boston University’s Brandon Hickey in 2016. Prior to that, Jaden Schwartz was the most recent at the 2012 tournament.