Blackfalds Bulldogs Bonnyville Pontiacs Brooks Bandits Calgary Canucks Camrose Kodiaks Canmore Eagles Drayton Valley Thunder Drumheller Dragons Fort McMurray Oil Barons Grande Prairie Storm Lloydminster Bobcats Okotoks Oilers Olds Grizzlys Sherwood Park Crusaders Spruce Grove Saints Whitecourt Wolverines

Watkins, McKinley & Brady Named To Team Canada West

(CORNWALL, ON) – Three Spruce Grove Saints have been named to Team Canada West ahead of the 2022 World Junior A Challenge in Cornwall, Ontario.

Forward Liam Watkins (Okotoks, AB), along with defenseman Breck McKinley (St. Albert, AB) and Morgan Brady (Woking, AB) will represent Canada at the tournament set for Dec. 11-18 at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

Team Canada West Tournament Schedule (All times M.S.T.)

  • 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.

For more information on the 2022 World Junior A Challenge, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow along via social media on Facebook or Twitter.