It’s that time of year! World Juniors selection camps kick off this week, NCAA teams begin wrapping up their fall schedules and, well, the CHL teams finish up their Teddy Bear tosses. Over the last week, nine of ten countries (the USA will announce their roster later today) announced their selection camp rosters, and there will be a whopping five Colorado Avalanche prospects fighting for spots on the countries’ final teams.
Canada’s selection camp opens this week (their first on-ice session is this afternoon, actually). We’ll see Bowen Byram and Alex Newhook there (and I’ll be at camp Wednesday and Thursday to fill you in on all the action, so please let them not be cut before I get there).