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Mason McTavish invited to Team Canada world junior selection camp – Peterborough

Hockey Canada has invited current Peterborough Petes‘ forward Mason McTavish to its national junior hockey team selection camp beginning next week to chose its team for the Under-20 IIHF World Championships.

The selection camp in Calgary will run from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13. The world junior championships begin Dec. 25 in Edmonton.


McTavish attended Canada’s national junior team summer development camp from July 28-Aug. 4 on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary.

“It’s an honour to be invited to Hockey Canada’s camp,” stated McTavish in a Petes’ release. “I love wearing the Canadian jersey and representing my country. I always dreamt of playing in the World Juniors during Christmas and I’m excited to put the work in to make the team.”

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He’s no stranger to international hockey, having served as an alternate captain with Team Canada last year en route to a gold medal at the 2021 U18 IIHF world championship in Texas — the first gold for Canada since 2013. At that tournament, he tallied five goals and six assists in seven games.

The six-foot-one, 205-pound centre recently returned to the Petes after playing nine games in the National Hockey League with the Anaheim Ducks where he scored two goals and added an assist with a plus-3 rating. In the Ducks’ season opener (and McTavish’s NHL debut) he became the youngest goalscorer in Ducks’ history (18 years, 256 days) when he scored against the Winnipeg Jets’ goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

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McTavish was the Ducks’ third overall pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. He was the Petes’ fifth overall pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.

In his rookie season with the Petes, the Carp, Ont., resident, who was born in Zurich, Switzerland, recorded 29 goals and 13 assists for 42 points, finishing second in the OHL rookie scoring race. He was also named to the OHL second all-rookie team.

In two games since returning to the Petes this season, McTavish has four goals. Last week he was named the Canadian Hockey League player of the night with a hat trick versus the North Bay Battalion on Nov. 25.

More to come.

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