Barzal Invited To Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp

Barzal had a goal and two assists for Canada at 2016 World Junior Championship

KENT, November 29, 2016 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell this morning announced Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, has selected center Mathew Barzal to take part in Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp.

The Selection Camp runs from December 10 to December 14 in Blainville, Quebec, and will determine Canada’s roster for the 2017 World Junior Championship. The 2017 World Junior Championship is December 26, 2016, to January 5, 2017, in Toronto and Montreal.

The 32-player Selection Camp roster was announced Tuesday morning. There are 12 players from the WHL on the Selection Camp roster. The roster includes three goaltenders, 10 defensemen, and 19 forwards. Following the four-day camp, 22 players will be selected to represent Canada at the World Junior Championship.

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Barzal played for Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland. He had a goal and two assists in five games.

Barzal has 11 points on a goal and 10 assists in eight games since returning from the New York Islanders. Barzal was selected by the Islanders in the first round, 16th overall, of the 2015 NHL Draft. He appeared in two games with the Islanders this season. Last season Barzal had 27 goals and 61 assists for 88 points in 58 games.

The T-Birds travel to Kamloops to play the Blazers on Wednesday at 7pm. They return to the ShoWare Center on Friday, December 2, to play the Kootenay Ice at 7:35pm. They host the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday, December 3 at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2016-17 season are currently on sale. Fans can purchase single game tickets online or at the ShoWare Center box office.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

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