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Blackhawks Will Restrictively Advance Kirby Dach to Canada for World Junior 2021

Blackhawks Will Restrictively Advance Kirby Dach to Canada for World Junior 2021

With the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF World Junior Championship scheduled to begin on Dec. 25, Hockey Canada announced Thursday that Wisconsin sophomore forward Dylan Holloway is on the 46-player roster for its National Junior Team Sport Check Selection Camp. Here is full guideline to watch the World Juniors 2021 Live Stream.

With most Canadian junior teams currently out of action, Hockey Canada will run an extended camp from Nov. 16-Dec. 13 in Red Deer, Alberta. The forward posted eight goals and 17 points in 35 games his freshman year at Wisconsin. That included five goals and nine points over the last 10 games of the season.

Holloway, who was a candidate for last year's Canadian National Junior Team, was recently chosen in the first round of the NHL draft by the Edmonton Oilers with the 14th overall pick.

The Bragg Creek, Alberta, native is one of four current NCAA skaters invited along with Boston College sophomore forward Alex Newhook, Michigan freshman defenseman Owen Power and Northeastern freshman goaltender Devon Levi.

The 2021 World Junior Championship schedule is out and though there are still an incredible amount of unknowns surrounding the tournament in Edmonton, at least we now have a framework to work off. The bubble environment will be fascinating for the tournament, as there is no relegation this year. That's great for teams like Slovakia, Germany and Austria, who are assured berths in next year's WJC, and a tough pill to swallow if you're a team like Denmark or Latvia  which won't even get a chance for promotion because the secondtier tournament has been cancelled.

But the missions will largely be the same this year: the elite teams want gold, while the midtier and smaller teams want to at least qualify for the chance to play for a medal. Just as a refresher: the top four teams in each grouping qualify for the medal round, so you don't want to be Team No. 5. With that in mind, let's break down the five most important games on the preliminary round schedule.

The Blackhawks will conditionally loan center Kirby Dach to the Canadian men’s national team for the 2021 World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada announced Thursday.

27 forwards, 15 defensemen and five goaltenders and will run its camp from Nov. 16 to Dec. 13 at Westerner Park Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta. There will be practices to start the camp until Dec. 5, then they will play two friendly games Dec. 6 and 7 followed by another week of practice before two more friendly games Dec. 12 and 13. The team will then enter the bubble in Edmonton to prepare for the tournament.

The WJC will have exhibition games from Dec. 2023 before the round robin play begins on Dec. 25 and runs until Dec. 31. Bracket play will have quarterfinals and semifinals Jan. 2 and 3, respectively, before the bronze and goldmedal games Jan. 5.

If Dach does return to Chicago before the WJC officially is underway, he’ll already have had some practice time with his peers at Canada’s selection camp. If the NHL does not start on time, Dach will remain with Canada and return to the Blackhawks when the tournament ends or, whenever the NHL starts.

Dach scored 23 points eight goals, 15 assists in 64 NHL games during his rookie season. He added six points one goal, five assists in nine postseason games. He was not loaned to participate in last year’s WJC when Canada won gold in the Czech Republic. He did play for Canada at the 2019 World Juniors Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan, and skated on a line with 2020 first overall pick Alexis Lafrenière Rangers. Both players are eligible to play in the 2021 WJC.

The players invited to the camp, including five goaltenders, 15 defensemen and 26 forwards, will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 25-Jan. 5 in Edmonton, Alberta. To Know More Details Read This Post World Junior 2021 Championship Schedule Released.

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