Dec 23, 2019 | Jay Allen | 644 views
COWHA Alumus and Port Perry Native: Ty Dellandrea represents Team Canada at the WJ
So it’s safe to say he was riding high heading to Canada’s selection camp for the World Junior Championship. Dellandrea was one of four players cut from camp prior to the 2019 tournament in Vancouver, and while older players typically get chosen over younger, similarly skilled talent, Dellandrea wasn’t a lock for the team that will be skating in the Czech Republic later this month. A sports hernia prevented Dellandrea from participating in the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth in August, putting him a step behind the competition early.
That was, of course, until he made the Barrie Colts, Sudbury Wolves and North Bay Battalion look like a bunch of bozos during that multi-game incredible 11-point weekend with the Flint Firebirds, earning him OHL player of the week honors for the second week of December.
“It helped me gain some confidence coming in, so it’s nice to have a weekend like that,” Dellandrea said during selection camp in Oakville, Ont., last week. “Just finding some touch and putting the puck in the back of the net. It felt good going on that little run before coming (to selection camp).”
Canada starts the Official Tournament Boxing Day at 1:00PM EST Against.....Yes, you know it! The USA!
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Good Luck Ty