Winnipeg’s Carson Lambos will suit up for Team Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, December 26, 2021 to January 5, 2022 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.
Following a four-day selection camp, Hockey Canada announced its 25-player roster on Sunday night.
Lambos is the lone Manitoban selected to Team Canada as Defenceman Daemon Hunt (Brandon, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) is unable to participate in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship due to injury.
Lambos, a first round draft pick of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, has registered five goals and 13 assists in 19 games for the Western Hockey League’s Winnipeg Ice this season. He was Captain of Under-16 Team Manitoba at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.
Canada’s National Junior Team will head to Banff, Alta., for a training camp at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre, Dec. 14-19. It will then travel to Red Deer for a pair of pre-tournament games on Dec. 19 and 20 against Switzerland and Sweden, respectively, before moving to Edmonton for its final pre-tournament match-up on Dec. 22 against Russia as part of the Lordco Road to the World Juniors.
The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Boxing Day with Canada kicking off its tournament against the Czech Republic. In addition to its opening-night match-up, Canada will also play Austria on Dec. 28, Germany on Dec. 29 and Finland on Dec. 31 to wrap up preliminary-round action. All Team Canada games will be played at 5 p.m. MT/7 p.m. ET
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will carry extensive game coverage and analysis throughout the World Juniors. TSN will broadcast all 31 tournament games and five pre-tournament games, while RDS will broadcast all 31 tournament games and three pre-tournament games. TSN Radio will also provide comprehensive coverage.
For more information from the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit the official tournament website at 2022.worldjuniors.hockey.
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