Monday, November 28, 2011
Jamie Oleksiak invited to Canada's World Juniors selection camp
By Mark Stepneski
Dallas Stars prospect Jamie Oleksiak has been invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in Calgary. The camp, which will be held December 10-14, will determine Canada's team for the 2012 World Junior Championship.
Oleksiak, the Stars' first round pick (14th overall) in 2011, is one of 14 defensemen invited to the camp. He has 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists) and a plus-1 rating in 26 games with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League this season.
Stars prospect Brett Ritchie (2nd round/2011), who was invited to Canada's National Junior Team orientation camp over the summer, was not invited to next month's selection camp. Ritchie has 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) and a plus-3 rating in 21 games with Sarnia of the OHL.
Stars goaltending prospect Jack Campbell is expected to be the No.1 goaltender for the USA at the World Juniors, which will be played December 26-January 5 in Calgary and Edmonton.
Stars defense prospects Patrik Nemeth and John Klingberg played for Sweden at last year's tournament and are strong candidates to play again for the Swedes this season.