Brett Brochu Invited To Participate In Canada’s World Junior Camp
Tilbury’s Brett Brochu will be one of five goaltenders in Hockey Canada’s World Junior Championships camp come November 16.
Brochu, who starred for the OHL’s London Knights this season was announced Thursday as part of the 46 players tryout roster.
Camp will open November 16, and run until December 13 in Red Deer, Alberta in order to select a roster for the IIHF World Junior Championships, which are slated to begin in December in Edmonton.
“Although this has been a difficult year for our athletes and staff, we are excited to unveil the 46 players who will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s Senior Vice President of National Teams.
“We know our athletes are excited for the opportunity to defend gold on home ice this year, and we expect a highly competitive selection camp with a number of difficult decisions to be made when it comes time to select the players who will wear the Maple Leaf in Edmonton in December.”
The camp will include practices, three intersquad games, and 6 exhibition games against a team of USports All-Stars.
“As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey Canada has taken important steps to maintain the health and safety of our National Junior Team athletes and staff, as well as the community at large, during selection camp and throughout the World Juniors,” said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada.
“As much as we would enjoy allowing fans into the building to support Team Canada throughout the camp, we need to be responsible as we look to keep all parties safe before teams enter the bubble in Edmonton.”
The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Christmas Day with three games before Canada kicks off its tournament schedule on December 26 against Germany at 6 p.m.
Brochu led the OHL last season in Goals Against Average, and was second in save percentage. He was twice named the OHL Goaltender of the Month, and won the Dinty Moore Trophy. He also set an OHL record for wins by a rookie goalie.
Brochu will compete against Dylan Garand, Taylor Gauthier, Tristan Lennox, and Devon Levi for a roster spot. He is one of three undrafted goalies in camp.