Hockey Canada, in conjunction with the Alberta Junior Hockey League, announced today the 40-man roster of AJHL Players invited to attend a one-day evaluation camp in preparation for the 2008 World Junior A Challenge.
Congratulations to the following Oilers to have been selected;
Goal; Sean Cahill
Forward; Derek Rodwell
Forward; James Bannister
Forward; Corban Knight
On Monday, October 6th the Staff from Team Canada West will evaluate and select the AJHL participants who will represent Canada at the 2008 World Junior A Challenge in Camrose, Alberta this November.
“The evaluation camp provides the Team Canada Staff an opportunity to evaluate talent for this year’s team as well as future teams,” said Team Canada West Head Coach Boris Rybalka. “This is the first time we will have a chance to evaluate all of the prospects as they compete against one another.”
The forty selected AJHL Players will have a second chance to impress the Scouts following the 2008 AJHL Showcase Weekend. “The players invited to camp will have the opportunity to showcase their talent to Team Canada Staff as well as a number of NHL Scouts in attendance. We anticipate several scouts from the NHL and NCAA will attend the camp to get a first-hand look at these highly scouted players competing together,” added Rybalka.
To assist in a more thorough player evaluation process for the World Junior A Challenge both Team Canada West and Team Canada East are conducting prospect camps. The one-day camp for Team West will include two early morning ice sessions followed by a game in the afternoon at the Sherwood Park Arena in Sherwood Park, Alberta.