Team Canada’s roster is set for the 2023 World Juniors, with 11 current and former WHLers headed to Nova Scotia to try and capture Gold. The Seattle Thunderbirds will be well represented, with four players joining the team, including defenceman Kevin Korchinski and goaltender Thomas Milic. The WHL returnees upfront include Conor Bedard, Logan Stankoven, and Zack Ostapchuk, while Olen Zellweger should be in the running for the defenceman of the tournament.

Connor Bedard of the Regina Pats (Photo Credit: Ryan Molag/LEC)

The 2023 World Juniors is set to kick off on December 26th, with Canada playing on the first night against Czechia. Below is the complete team roster divided by league:

Team Canada Roster

WHL (11)

  • Dylan Guenther- Arizona Coyotes (Edmonton Oil Kings)
  • Olen Zellweger- Everett Silvertips
  • Logan Stankoven- Kamloops Blazers
  • Caedan Bankier- Kamloops Blazers
  • Colton Dach- Kelowna Rockets
  • Conor Bedard- Regina Pats
  • Reid Schafer- Seattle Thunderbirds
  • Kevin Korchinski- Seattle Thunderbirds
  • Nolan Allan- Seattle Thunderbirds
  • Zack Ostapchuk- Vancouver Giants

OHL (6)

  • Benjamin Gaudreau- Sarnia Sting
  • Brandt Clarke- Los Angeles Kings (Barrie Colts)
  • Ethan Del Mastro- Missasuga Steelheads
  • Jack Matier- Ottawa 67’s
  • Brennan Othmann- Peterbourgh Petes
  • Shane Wright- Seattle Kraken (Kingston Frontenacs)

QMJHL (4)

  • Zach Dean- Olympiques de Gatineau
  • Nathan Gaucher- Remparts de Québec
  • Joshua Roy- Sherbrooke Phoenix
  • Tyson Hinds- Sherbrooke Phoenix

NCAA (1)

  • Adam Fantilli- University of Michigan

Everett Silvertips coach Dennis Williams will look to help Canada capture their 20th Gold Medal at this year’s tournament and their first back-to-back Gold since they won five straight from 2005-09.

By Adam Kierszenblat

Covering the Vancouver Giants for the Area 51 Sports Network

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