Justin Lee of the Virden Oil Capitals will soon be vying for a spot on the Team Canada West roster for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge.
The 17-year-old blueliner was named to the selection camp roster, which includes 60 invitees in total that will assemble in Calgary, Dec. 2-5 for four days of practices and games as part of the evaluation process. The players were selected from the CJHL’s five western junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).
“Being selected means a lot to me,” Lee said. “I’m honoured to be part of this camp roster. My game plan heading into the camp is to just play my game and keep things simple. I think I need to do the little things right and play my game to make an impression while I’m at camp.”
Lee, a Waskada product, is enjoying a solid first season with the Oil Capitals with two goals and 15 assists for 17 points in 20 games (as of Nov. 20).
The World Junior A Challenge, which also includes a Team Canada East squad as well, gets underway Dec. 10-16 in Truro, N.S.
For more on the World Junior A Challenge and the selection camp rosters, click here.