Cody for Team Canada

Cody Hodgson wearing Team Canada colors

Photo credit: Hockey Canada

From Hockey Canada:

Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced on Wednesday that 38 of Canada’s best junior-aged hockey players (born in 1989 or later) have been invited to take part in Canada’s National Junior selection camp from December 11-15, 2008 at the SBP Arena in Ottawa, ON and the Robert-Guertin Arena in Gatineau, QC.

Of the 38 players invited, four won gold medals at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic. Thirty-one of the players named to the selection camp roster were drafted in either the 2007 or 2008 NHL Entry Draft, including thirteen first-round selections and eight second-round picks.

Cody Hodgson was one of those players invited. He’s been tearing it up in the OHL so it’s nice to see him get some recognition. If he makes Team Canada’s final cut, he will be the first Canuck to make it since Luc Bourdon (RIP) in 2007, and also, the first Canuck forward since Brandon Reid in 2000.

More on Cody’s invitation from TSN.

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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