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Nine OHLers Make Team Cananda

Team Canada defeated Team Russia 5-4 to capture the 2015 World Junior Championship on Monday January 5, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. Photo by Terry Wilson / CHL Images.

Team Canada defeated Team Russia 5-4 to capture the 2015 World Junior Championship on Monday January 5, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. Photo by Terry Wilson / CHL Images.

Hockey Canada has finalized its roster for the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, that includes four returnees from last year’s gold medal team.

Brayden Point (Moose Jaw/WHL), Joe Hicketts (Victoria/WHL), Jake Virtanen (Vancouver Canucks) and Lawson Crouse (Kingston) are back with the team after winning gold last year.

Here’s the rest of the roster with the OHLers in bold.

Goalies:

Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie Colts)
Mason McDonald (Charlottetown Islanders)
Samuel Montembeault (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)

Defencemen:

Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Travis Dermott (Erie Otters)
Haydn Fleury (Red Deer Rebels)
Joe Hicketts (Victoria Royals)
Roland McKeown (Kingston Frontenacs)
Travis Sanheim (Calgary Hitmen)

Forwards:

Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Rourke Chartier (Kelowna Rockets)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Julien Gauthier (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Travis Konecny (Ottawa 67’s)
Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Brendan Perlini (Niagara IceDogs)
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw Warriors)
John Quenneville (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Mitchell Stephens (Saginaw Spirit)
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen/Vancouver Canucks-NHL)

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