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Five Brooks Bandits named to Team Canada West ahead of World Junior A Challenge in Cornwall

(Left to right; Court, Fitzpatrick, Fink, Malinoski, Celebrini)

CORNWALL, ON (December 8, 2022) – Five Brooks Bandits have been named to Team Canada West 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) will represent Canada at the tournament set for Dec. 11-18 at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

Team Canada West Tournament Schedule (All times MST)

  • Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm vs United States
  • Monday, Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm vs Canada East
  • Wednesday, Dec 14 @ Noon vs Latvia
  • Thursday, Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm vs Sweden

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.

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast the bronze and gold medal games on Sunday, Dec. 18; please check local listings for details. All other games will be streamed live at HockeyCanada.ca.