Several European players from across the OHL have been named to World Junior Hockey Championship preliminary rosters for their respective countries.
A number of standouts including goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Finland/Sudbury Wolves), blueliner Dmitri Samorukov (Russia/Guelph Storm) and teammates Nando Eggenberger (Switzerland/Oshawa Generals) and Nico Gross (Switzerland/Oshawa Generals) appear poised to make their return to the annual National Junior Championship that will take place in Vancouver and Victoria, BC later this month.
The below names will attend World Junior Selection Camps with their respective countries in addition to the preliminary rosters already named by Canada and the United States last week.
OHL Players Named to International World Junior Selection Camps:
Czech Republic (3):
Daniel Bukac (Niagara IceDogs)
Petr Cajka (Erie Otters)
Matej Pekar (Barrie Colts)
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)^
Dmitri Samorukov (Guelph Storm)^
Adam Ruzicka (Sarnia Sting)^
Adam Boqvist (London Knights)^
Rickard Hugg (Kitchener Rangers)
Hugo Leufvenius (Sarnia Sting)
Rasmus Sandin (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)*
Ian Derungs (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nando Eggenberger (Oshawa Generals)^
Nico Gross (Oshawa Generals)^
Kyen Sopa (Niagara IceDogs)
^ competed in 2018 World Junior Championship
* currently with Toronto (AHL)
For news and updates on the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship visit iihf.com.