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Five Bandits invited to Team Canada West Selection Camp ahead of 2022 World Junior A Challenge

CORNWALL, ON (December 1, 2022) – Five Brooks Bandits are among 31 players invited to the Team Canada West Selection Camp ahead of the 2022 World Junior A Challenge in Cornwall, Ontario.

Forwards Caelan Fitzpatrick (Moose Jaw, SK), Aiden Fink (Calgary, AB), Hudson Malinoski (Saskatoon, SK), and defencemen Aiden Celebrini (North Vancouver, BC) and Sam Court (Winnipeg, MB) all earned invites to the camp which runs December 5th to 7th in Cornwall.

There will be two intrasquad games between East and West before the final rosters are named on Dec. 7th. The 2022 World Junior A Challenge is set for Dec. 11-18 at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

The invites for Team Canada West were chosen from the four western leagues – the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).

Of the 14 gold medal games at the World Junior A Challenge, 11 have featured at least one Canadian team. Team Canada East will look to earn its first gold medal, having won silver six times (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2019) and bronze once (2008), while Team Canada West has won gold five times (2006, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017), silver three times (2008, 2009, 2012) and bronze twice (2013, 2018).

The 2022 World Junior A Challenge represents a partnership between Hockey Canada, the CJHL, NHL Central Scouting and the local host committee. The international showcase features two Canadian teams – Team Canada East and Team Canada West – along with Latvia, Sweden and the United States.

For a list of the 31 players invited to the camp, click here.

The Bandits congratulate their five players and wish them the best at the camp.