Two different missions for two Habs prospects with Team Canada

Published December 10, 2021 at 9:31 PM

Member of the last team that represented Canada at the World Junior Championship, Montreal Canadiens prospect Kaiden Guhle will be an important part of the defense at this year's tournament. He is one of the favourites for the title of captain.

After a good showing at the CH training camp, the defenseman is having a good time in the WHL. He believes that the experience he gained will be very useful for the upcoming tournament.

"Leadership is one of my greatest qualities. I would like to be one of the leaders on this team. It feels good to be back in the WHL this year and to have played in pre-season games with the Habs and in the AHL."

In 17 games with the Prince Albert Raiders, the 16th overall pick in 2020 put up an impressive 15 points. He was then traded to the Edmonton Oil Kings where he averaged one point per game after three games.

Another player who impressed at the CH training camp is forward Joshua Roy, who is also on the roster for Team Canada.

In 25 games with the Sherbrooke Phoenix in the QMJHL, the Beauce native has 45 points, which ranks first in the league.

While Roy still doesn't have a guaranteed spot on the team, he feels he should not overlook anything to make the final roster that will be announced in the coming days.

"I think it's really about doing all the little details. Hockey Canada looks at everything and notices everything. You can't cheat on anything. I think that's the most important thing."

Representing his country is certainly a golden opportunity for a young hockey player. Roy doesn't plan on wasting that opportunity.

"It's definitely experience for next year as well. But for sure, as long as I was invited, I want to make the team. It would be really fun," said the 18-year-old.

The tournament gets underway on December 26 in Red Deer, Edmonton. Canada will be looking to avenge their loss to the United States in last year's final.
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