Stay Connected:

COWEN GETS INVITE TO CANADA'S CAMP

Monday, Nov 29, 2010

Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced today that Spokane Chief Captain Jared Cowen has been invited to take part in Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, December 12-15, 2010 at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto, Ont.  The camp will help determine Canada’s roster at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, NY beginning on December 26th.

Cowen, who won a silver medal last year with Team Canada, is one of 39 players invited to camp and one of 17 from the Western Hockey League.

“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 Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior director 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.”

Canada has medaled at twelve straight IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2010 and bronze medals in 2000 and 2001.

Cowen assisted on a pair of goals for Team WHL in their 7-6 shootout loss to Team Russia in game five of the Subway Super Series on November 17th.  He was named captain of the WHL squad.  It was the third year in a row that Cowen represented Team WHL. 

He also became just the third defenseman in Spokane history to record three goals in a game when he had a hat-trick against Kamloops in a 10-1 win on November 24th.  Cowen has four goals and four assists in his last six games.  Ottawa made Cowen their first round pick, 10th overall, in 2009.  Cowen is a former first overall selection in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft. 

Other notables invited to the camp include the WHL’s current leading scorer Linden Vey (Medicine Hat Tigers), first WHL player selected at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft Ryan Johansen (Portland Winterhawks), reigning WHL Defenseman of the Year Tyson Barrie (Kelowna Rockets) and top rated prospect heading into the 2011 NHL Draft Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Red Deer Rebels). 

WHL Players invited to Team Canada's National Junior Team Selection Camp

Name

Ht.

Wt.

Born

Hometown

Club Team

Pro Status

GOALTENDER

Calvin Pickard

6’1”

203

04/15/92

Winnipeg, MB

Seattle

COL ’10 (2, 49)

DEFENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyson Barrie

5’10”

190

07/26/91

Victoria, B.C.

Kelowna

COL ’09 (3, 64)

Jared Cowen

6’6”

227

01/25/91

Allan, SK

Spokane

OTT ’09 (1, 9)

Brayden McNabb

6’4”

219

01/21/91

Davidson, SK

Kootenay

BUF ’09 (3, 66)

Ryan Murray

6’1”

190

09/27/93

White City, SK

Everett

2012 Dft/Rep.

Mark Pysyk

6’1”

187

01/11/92

Sherwood Park, AB

Edmonton

BUF ’10 (1, 23)

FORWARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carter Ashton

6’3”

219

04/01/91

Saskatoon, SK

Regina

TB ’09 (1, 29)

Brett Connolly

6’2”

181

05/02/92

Campbell River, B.C.

Prince George

TB ’10 (1, 6)

Cody Eakin

6’0”

187

05/25/91

Winnipeg, MB

Swift Current

WSH ’09 (3, 85)

Brendan Gallagher

5’9”

175

06/05/92

Delta, B.C.

Vancouver

MTL ’10 (5, 147)

Curtis Hamilton

6’3”

202

12/04/91

Kelowna, B.C.

Saskatoon

EDM ’10 (2, 48)

Quinton Howden

6’3”

192

01/21/92

Oak Bank, MB

Moose Jaw

FLA ’10 (1, 25)

Ryan Howse

5’10”

194

07/06/91

Prince George, B.C.

Chilliwack

CGY ’09 (3, 74)

Ryan Johansen

6’2”

193

07/31/92

Port Moody, B.C.

Portland

CBJ ’10 (1, 4)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

6’0”

166

04/12/93

Burnaby, B.C.

Red Deer

2011 Dft/Rep.

Brad Ross

5’11”

174

05/28/92

Lethbridge, AB

Portland

TOR ’10 (2, 43)

Linden Vey

6’0”

185

07/01/91

//

Schedule

Gametime

At Tri-City
Mar 15 - L 0-3 Final
 
At Victoria
Mar 22 - L 1-2 Final OT
 
At Victoria
Mar 23 - L 3-4 Final OT
 
Vs Victoria
Mar 26 - L 6-1 Final
 
Vs Victoria
Mar 27 - L 4-2 Final
 
 

Chiefs Polling Booth

What kind of hockey are you still following?

Get Social