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Oiler Prospects at Canada's WJC Camp

Hockey Canada recently announced the players who are invited to participate in the selection camp for the World Junior Championships this winter.  The Oilers will have three players in camp in Jordan Eberle, Philippe Cornet and Olivier Roy.  Eberle was on the team last year, is a highly rated first round pick and has had a monster season so far in the WHL (23-27-50 in only 24 games, league leader in PPG) so his presence is no surprise at all. 

Cornet and Roy, on the other hand, could be considered surprises.  Of the five players drafted in the 4th round or later to be invited to camp, the Oilers have two of them.  They haven't made the team yet but just being invited is something to be proud of.  Cornet is currently second overall in QMJHL scoring (18-27-45 in 30 games) behind only his undrafted linemate Gabriel Levesque (who wasn't invited to camp) while Olivier Roy has posted a .900 save percentage so far this season which is tied for 9th in the QMJHL among goalies who have faced at least 500 shots. 

The invitation to Cornet makes sense but I don't really understand why Roy is rated so highly.  I think it's because goalie evaluation is witchcraft.  At any rate, congratulations to the Oiler prospects on being invited to camp!

If you want to look at Team Canada's entire invite list, it's posted at nhl.com.

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