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Garand, Stankoven on World Junior roster

Goaltender Dylan Garand, who will likely play professional this coming season, and forward Logan Stankoven, who will be returning to the Blazers in September, will don the Maple Leaf in Alberta
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Logan Stankoven (left) and Dylan Garand will help Team Canada as it seeks gold at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton this month.

Two Kamloops Blazers are part of Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, which will begin next week in Edmonton. The tourney was halted last winter due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Goaltender Dylan Garand, who will likely play professional this coming season, and forward Logan Stankoven, who will be returning to the Blazers in September, will don the Maple Leaf in Alberta.

Garand was a member of the Canadian team that captured a silver medal at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, also held in Edmonton.

In all, eight Western Hockey League clubs are represented on the Canadian roster, with the Blazers and Everett Silvertips each providing two players.

The Brandon Wheat Kings, Edmonton Oil Kings, Moose Jaw Warriors, Regina Pats, Vancouver Giants and Winnipeg Ice are all represented by one player on the Canadian roster.

The Canadian squad is holding training camp until Aug. 7 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation south of Calgary.

Canada’s tournament opener at the World Junior Championship is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10 against Latvia, with faceoff at 3 p.m. Kamloops time. All games will be broadcast on TSN.