Sports Hockey Canada exec: 'Not out of the question' Lafreniere joins junior team

03:20  27 november  2020
03:20  27 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Get the latest about Team Canada and the 2021 World Juniors , as well as extensive coverage of the National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp, Road to the World Juniors pre-tournament schedule and National Lafrenière had the GWG and three assists to lead Canada past the U.S.

Hockey Canada is leaving no box unchecked as it works to provide the safest environment possible during Canada ’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp. Jack Quinn followed a path unlike many of his peers, but it led him to the same place – the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft.

What was once deemed off the table now appears to be a possibility.

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Alexis Lafreniere could join Canada's squad for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship, though the phenom's status is still being discussed.

"There are precautions that you can put in place, in terms of that person and their quarantine responsibilities, in particular Alexis as he is in New York currently so there would be some quarantine restrictions on him to arrive into Canada," Hockey Canada's senior vice president of national teams Scott Salmond said Thursday, according to NHL.com's Adam Kimelman.

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Canada ’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp will be held at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, home of the Oakville For more information on Hockey Canada , Canada ’s National Junior Team and the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit HockeyCanada .ca, or follow along

Team Canada forward Alexis Lafreniere 's injury at the World Juniors doesn't appear to be as bad as initially expected as the projected No. 1 “He’s not been ruled out yet of the world junior tournament,” Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston said during the Headlines segment of Hockey Night in Canada .

"But we're going to keep that conversation going and we're going to look at all the different options still," Salmond added. "I would say it's not out of the question."

In August, Lafreniere - who the New York Rangers selected first overall in October's draft - reportedly planned to play the 2020-21 season in the NHL rather than report to camp with the QMJHL's Rimouski Oceanic or play overseas. However, it was also noted at the time he'd reconsider his options if the NHL season didn't start in December or January.

Hockey Canada paused its selection camp and entered a 14-day quarantine period Wednesday night after learning Tuesday that two players tested positive for COVID-19; a positive test from a non-core staff member also forced two coaches to self-isolate as a precaution Saturday.

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Frequently Asked Questions . Q: Where and when is Team Canada playing? A: Team Canada will play its four A: All games in Toronto are played at Air Canada Centre, home of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, and all For Toronto-specific ticket questions , contact James Shanahan, Hockey Canada ticket sales representative Lafrenière had the GWG and three assists to lead Canada past the U.S.

– Hockey Canada has announced the roster of 43 players who will wear the Maple Leaf at Canada ’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer “This is a development opportunity for some of the younger athletes, and it’s a great opportunity for our coaching staff and players to start developing a

The NHL has long targeted Jan. 1 as the start date for its 2020-21 campaign. However, talks between the league and the NHLPA have reportedly stalled since the NHL proposed a plan that forced the players to defer twice the amount of salary they agreed to in July's updated CBA.

Lafreniere starred for Canada en route to a gold medal at the previous World Junior Championship. He was named tournament MVP and best forward, ranking fourth among all skaters in both goals (four) and points (10) in five games despite suffering an injury. He was also part of the 2019 squad that finished sixth.

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