Five QMJHL players invited to World Junior selection camp


Five Quebec Major Junior Hockey League players are among the 30 players named on Tuesday Dec. 1, by Hockey Canada to its National World Junior team selection camp roster for the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship.

The most prominent of the Q invitees is goaltender Mason McDonald. Having been given a look at last year’s summer evaluation camp in Montreal, the Charlottetown Islanders’ net minder is said to have the inside track to the starting job.

On the back end, Thomas Chabot of the Saint John Sea Dogs is the lone Quebec representative. The 18-year-old has 20 points in 22 games so far this year.

At forward, underager Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles) joins Julian Gauthier (Val-d’Or Foreurs) and  Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes) as the invitees. Beauvillier has the most points of the three with 35, while Gauthier leads all camp participants in goals with 23.

The selection camp will take place from December 10-14 in Etobicoke, Ont.

More analysis to follow.