Former Trois-Rivières Estacades (Midget AAA) and current Shawinigan Cataractes captain, Mavrik Bourque, is on the list of nine QMJHL players to be invited to Team Canada camp for the next World Junior Championship. hockey.
The latter is scheduled from December 25, 2020 to January 5, 2021, in Edmonton, Alberta. It remains to be seen if his outfit is threatened or if the players will be able to take back the famous Edmonton bubble that was put in place during the last playoffs.
The Team Canada camp will be held in Red Deer, Alta., From November 16 to December 13. In addition to the young Bourque, five other forwards from the Courteau Circuit were invited, namely Hendrix Lapierre and Dawson Mercer, from the Saguenéens de Chicoutimi, Jacob Pelletier, from the Foreurs de Val-d’Or, Samuel Poulin, from the Phoenix de Sherbrooke, and Xavier Simoneau , from the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
Three defensemen were also invited, Justin Barron of the Halifax Mooseheads, Lukas Cormier of the Charlottetown Islanders, and Jordan Spence of the Moncton Wildcats.
Of the group, only Mercer will have the chance to be part of Canada’s National Junior Team again following his gold medal at last year’s tournament. Pelletier will be on his second consecutive selection camp.