Former Burnaby Express defenceman Patrick Weircioch, former Salmon Arm Silverback Riley Nash and former Victoria Grizzlie Jamie Benn got the call today from Hockey Canada to try out for the Canadian World Junior team which will seek it's 5th straight gold medal this holiday season in Ottawa.
They were among 38 players selected to participate in Hockey Canada's main camp which will take place later this month.
Weircioch, who is in his freshman season at Denver University and a 2nd round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators, has put up 6 goals and 13 points in 13 games this season. Weircioch put up 25 points in 42 games with the Express in 06-07. Last season he won a USHL Championship with the Omaha Lancers.
Nash, is in his second season season at Cornell University. He was drafted in the first round out of Salmon Arm by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2007 NHL Draft. Nash is second on the team in scoring with 5 points in 8 games.
Benn, is in his second season with the Kelowna Rockets. He has 23 goals and 41 points in 24 games this season. In 06-07, Benn put up 42 goals and 65 points in 55 games with the Victoria Grizzlies. Benn was a 5th round draft pick of the Dallas Stars in 2007.