Suzuki and Gadjovich earn invites to Team Canada's World Junior Selection Camp
Release provided by the Owen Sound Attack
Owen Sound Attack forwards Nick Suzuki and Jonah Gadjovich have been named to Hockey Canada’s selection camp roster ahead of the 2018 IIHF U20 World Championship.
Two of the 32 players named to the roster who will be fighting for spots on Team Canada’s entry in the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships, Suzuki and Gadjovich were both in attendance at the Summer Evaluation Camp as well.
This year’s World Junior Hockey Championship is slated to take place in Buffalo, New York, beginning on Dec. 26 and finishing on Jan. 5, 2018.
Drafted by the Vegas Golden Knights at 13th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Suzuki earned his spot in the camp thanks to a solid showing in the summer training camp, as well as an explosive start to the 2017-18 Ontario Hockey League season.
Suzuki also starred in the 2017 CIBC CANvsRUS Series, scoring twice in Team OHL’s win over the Russians in Game 4 of the Series, which took place in Sudbury on Monday, Nov. 13.
Through 24 games on the year, the Attack assistant captain has scored 17 times and assisted on 25 others for 42 points – good for 3rd in the OHL scoring race.
The London, ON native had a breakout sophomore campaign last season, scoring 45 goals and chipping in with 51 helpers while also establishing himself as one of the premier defensive forwards in the league.
In 152 career regular season games with Owen Sound, Suzuki has found the back of the net 82 times while also tallying 94 assists for 176 points.
Gadjovich, who was selected by the Vancouver Canucks at 55th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, was a standout at Hockey Canada’s summer evaluation camp after scoring an outstanding 46 goals in the 2016-17 season for the Attack.
Despite having missed some time early this season with an injury, Gadjovich hasn’t missed a step, finding the back of the net 14 times while adding 11 helpers for 25 points through 19 games on the year.
In the midst of his 4th year with the Attack, Gadjovich has appeared in 205 career OHL games, totalling 78 goals and 54 assists along with 150 penalty minutes.
Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp will be held at the Meridian Centre, the home of the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Niagara Ice Dogs, and will also feature a trio of games – two against a U SPORTS team on Dec. 13 and 14, and a game against Denmark on Dec. 15 before the final roster is named at the end of camp.
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