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Sports Brandt Clarke Not Expected to be Named to Canada's World Junior Team

01:35  01 december  2021
01:35  01 december  2021 Source:   si.com

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NHL Draft prospect Brandt Clarke turned the disappointment of being cut from Canada ' s World Junior squad into one of the best years of his career. by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com. Motivation comes in many forms. Disappointment, anger and sadness can all be a strong sources of it in this game. I mean, I have expectations of myself - I expected to make that team . And I thought, 'OK, I'm not impressing people as much as I should be .' "In a way, I did take offence to that. "I was pretty upset that I didn't make that team and wasn't considered one of the top-20 players in Canada ."

This wasn't the draft year Brandt Clarke expected , but it might have been exactly what the 18-year-old needed. "Around November I didn't make the World Junior Camp, which I was frustrated about, but I He led all rookies in assists with 32 and was named to the league's first All-Rookie team . Clarke felt Canada ' s group came together quickly and embraced the opportunity to not only play for gold, but

According to reports, Los Angels Kings prospect Brandt Clarke will not be on Canada's World Junior Championship camp roster when Hockey Canada releases it on Wednesday.

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According to Sportsnet's Jeff Marek, Los Angeles Kings prospect Brandt Clarke will not be on Canada's World Junior Championship camp roster when Hockey Canada releases it on Wednesday.

The Athletic's Scott Wheeler reported that the decision to leave him off the roster was not COVID-19 or illness-related.

The expected decision comes as Clarke leads the OHL in scoring by a defenseman with 23 points in 18 games. Clarke made Canada's World Junior summer showcase roster earlier this summer and looked like a near-shoo-in to make the final roster with fellow defenders Kaiden Guhle and Owen Power.

At the recent U-18 World Championship, Clarke had seven points in as many games with Canada to make the tournament all-star team en route to a gold medal. Two years ago, Clarke led the OHL in assists by a rookie with 32 before playing last year in the top Slovak men's league.

Clarke was drafted eighth overall by the Kings last summer, signing his entry-level contract in August.

Bedard aims to join Gretzky, Crosby in playing for Canadian junior hockey team at 16 .
CALGARY — The half-dozen who played for the Canadian junior men's hockey team at age 16 is sprinkled with names like Gretzky, Crosby and McDavid. Connor Bedard of North Vancouver, B.C., wants to join that group at selection camp in Calgary. It's a tall order for an underage teen to compete against more mature players at the world under-20 championship. The first Western Hockey League player to be granted "exceptional status" and enter the WHL atConnor Bedard of North Vancouver, B.C., wants to join that group at selection camp in Calgary.

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