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Wedgewood to attend Team Canada junior selection camp

Tuesday, 11.29.2011 / 10:35 AM ET / News
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Wedgewood to attend Team Canada junior selection camp
Scott Wedgewood (Photo: Hockey Canada)
Devils' goaltending prospect Scott Wedgewood was one of 41 players named to Hockey Canada's national junior team selection camp on Monday.

The camp takes place Dec. 10-14 at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex in Calgary.

Wedgewood, 19, is 10-5-2 with a 2.98 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and two shutouts this season with Plymouth (OHL).

The Devils selected the Etobicoke, Ontario, native in the third round, 84th overall, in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Once the final roster is named at the conclusion of the selection camp on Dec. 14, Canada’s National Junior Team will play in three pre-competition games in Alberta prior to the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2011 to Jan. 5, 2012 in Calgary and Edmonton.

Of the 41 players invited to camp, three are returning players – Quinton Howden (Oak Bank, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL), Jaden Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask./Colorado College, CCHA) and Mark Visentin (Waterdown, Ont./Niagara, OHL) helped Canada earn the silver medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y.

In addition, thirty-six of the players named to the selection camp roster were drafted in either the 2009 or 2010 NHL Entry Drafts, including fourteen first-round selections and nine second-round picks.

Hockey Canada can still add additional players prior to the opening of the selection camp on Dec. 10, in the event that NHL teams loan Canada’s National Junior Team junior-aged eligible players currently playing in the NHL.

“On behalf of Hockey Canada, we want to congratulate the players named to the camp roster today, along with their club teams, parents and minor hockey coaches that have helped them reach this level,” said Brad Pascall, Hockey Canada’s vice president of hockey operations/national teams. “As well, we would like to thank the Canadian Hockey League for its partnership and support of the Program of Excellence.”