Team Canada announced their selection camp roster today for the 2019 World Junior Championships. The full roster is below, but the important news is that Ian Scott has been selected to compete for one of the goaltending jobs. The selection camp has only three goalies at this time. Teams often name three to the final WJC roster, but when they do, the number three sometimes only sits as backup in preliminary round games.

The 2019 WJC is in Vancouver/Victoria this year, and begins on December 26, 2018.

Scott was selected 110th overall in the fourth round of the 2017 draft. He is in his third season with the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL, and his save percentage this season so far is .943. He had results much worse in prior years, with below .900 numbers, so he was not on Team Canada’s radar at the World Junior Summer Showcase.

There were four goalies at that event: Matthew Villalta, Matthew Welsh, Olivier Rodrigue and Michael DiPietro. None of the four really impressed by the numbers. That honour went to Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Olle Eriksson Ek.

Scott’s competition now is:

  • Michael DiPietro, who was OHL goalie of the year last year and is putting up better numbers this year so far
  • Matthew Villalta, who is with the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL. He’s doing well this year, but not as well as the other two./

There are players on this list who will not be available for the actual WJC due to NHL commitments, but Hockey Canada invites them in case their teams’ choose to release them. There will be cuts and changes made.

Team Canada selection camp roster for the 2019 WJC

PlayerPosShootsHeightWeightDOBHometownCurrent TeamNHL Draft
Jaret Anderson-DolanForwardL5'1119509-12-1999Calgary, Alta.Spokane (WHL)
Shane BowersForwardR6'218807-30-1999Herring Cove, N.S.Boston University (HE)
Maxime ComtoisForwardL6'221101-08-1999Longueuil, Que.Drummondville (QMJHL)
Ty DellandreaForwardR6'119007-21-2000Port Perry, Ont.Flint (OHL)
MacKenzie EntwistleForwardR6'318107-14-1999Georgetown, Ont.Hamilton (OHL)
Alex FormentonForwardL6'218509-13-1999Barrie, Ont.London (OHL)
Liam FoudyForwardL6'118202-04-2000Toronto, Ont.London (OHL)
Morgan FrostForwardL6'018505-14-1999Aurora, Ont.Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Cody GlassForwardR6'218504-01-1999Winnipeg, Man.Portland (WHL)
Barrett HaytonForwardL6'119106-09-2000Peterborough, Ont.Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Alexis LafrenièreForwardL6'119210-11-2001Saint-Eustache, Que.Rimouski (QMJHL)20
Raphaël LavoieForwardR6'419809-25-2000Chambly, Que.Halifax (QMJHL)
Brett LeasonForwardR6'419904-30-1999Calgary, Alta.Prince Albert (WHL)19
Isaac RatcliffeForwardL6'620402-15-1999London, Ont.Guelph (OHL)
Jack StudnickaForwardR6'217902-18-1999Tecumseh, Ont.Oshawa (OHL)
Nick SuzukiForwardR5'1118308-10-1999London, Ont.Owen Sound (OHL)
Owen TippettForwardR6'220402-16-1999Peterborough, Ont.Mississauga (OHL)FLA '17 (1, 10)
Joe VelenoForwardL6'119501-13-2000Montreal, Que.Drummondville (QMJHL)
Gabe VilardiForwardR6'320708-16-1999Kingston, Ont.Los Angeles (NHL)LAK '17 (1, 11)
Calen AddisonDefenceR5'1018004-11-2000Brandon, Man.Lethbridge (WHL)
Nicolas BeaudinDefenceL5'1117610-07-1999Châteauguay, N.S.Drummondville (QMJHL)
Jacob Bernard-DockerDefenceR6'018506-20-2000Canmore, Alta.University of North Dakota (NCHC)
Evan BouchardDefenceR6'219810-20-1999Oakville, Ont.London (OHL)
Josh BrookDefenceR6'119206-17-1999Roblin, Man.Moose Jaw (WHL)MTL '17 (2, 56)
Cameron CrottyDefenceR6'218805-05-1999Greely, Ont.Boston University (HE)ARI '17 (3, 82)
Noah DobsonDefenceR6'318501-07-2000Summerside, P.E.I.Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
Pierre-Olivier JosephDefenceL6'216807-01-1999Chambly, Que.Charlottetown (QMJHL)
Jared McIsaacDefenceL6'119103-27-2000Truro, N.S.Halifax (QMJHL)
Ian MitchellDefenceR5'1117501-18-1999Calahoo, Alta.University of Denver (NCHC)
Markus PhillipsDefenceL6'019403-21-1999Toronto, Ont.Owen Sound (OHL)
Ty SmithDefenceL5'1117703-24-2000Lloydminster, Alta.Spokane (WHL)
PlayerPosCatchesHeightWeightDOBHometownCurrent TeamNHL Draft
Michael DiPietroGoaltenderL6'020506-09-1999Amherstburg, Ont.Windsor (OHL)
Ian ScottGoaltenderL6'318301-11-1999Calgary, Alta.Prince Albert (WHL)TOR '17 (4, 110)
Matthew VillaltaGoaltenderL6'418606-03-1999Godfrey, Ont.Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)