Hockey Canada and USA Hockey have named their preliminary camps for the upcoming World Junior Championship, taking place in Buffalo, NY. Robert Thomas and Alex Formenton were named to the Hockey Canada selection camp, while Max Jones has been named to USA Hockey’s preliminary roster.
Thomas, who was appointed the captain of the London Knights in November, was selected by the St. Louis Blues 20th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He currently sits in sixth in league scoring, registering 17 goals and a total of 40 points in 24 games played.
Formenton was selected by Ottawa in the second round of the NHL Entry Draft in the summer of 2017. The speedy forward started this season with the Senators and has averaged over a point per game since his return to London.
Jones, property of Anaheim, was selected by the Ducks in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’3”, 210-pound power forward is currently sitting in second in goal scoring on the Knights, netting 14 goals in 21 games played.
Over the previous three tournaments, London has been well represented with a Knights player highlighting each respective championship roster. In 2017, Tyler Parsons backstopped Team USA to a gold medal win over Team Canada. In 2016, Olli Juolevi was named to the tournament’s All-Star team after leading Team Finland to a gold medal. Max Domi led Team Canada in 2015 to a gold medal, where he was named forward of the tournament.
The Knights will return home to take on the Peterborough Petes on Friday, December 8 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Aluminum Associates London Knights Armoury, at the OMAC Mortgages London Knights Box Office, over the phone by calling 519-681-0800 EXT. 1, or by CLICKING HERE.