Johnson, Garand, Canadian World Junior Master List

Goalie Dylan Garand and center Kent Johnson, who headline Canada’s men’s world junior team, announced Monday.

Hockey Canada has named the full roster for the rescheduled World Under-20 Championship, which is set to begin Aug. 9 in Edmonton.

Garand, 19, was a member of Canada’s junior team that won silver at the 2021 world championships.

The Victoria native played his entire Western Hockey League career with the Kamloops Blazers.

Johnson played nine games for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL last season, recording three assists with a plus-2 rating.

Johnson, 19, of Port Moody, BC, also represented Canada at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Both Garand and Johnson were on Canada’s junior team for the 2022 World Junior Championships before the tournament was postponed due to several outbreaks of COVID-19.

Hockey Canada president and chief executive Scott Smith said Wednesday that his organization will fulfill its obligation to host the tournament in Edmonton.

Hockey Canada has been under fire since reports emerged in May of the alleged sexual assault of eight players after the 2018 Hockey Canada gala in London, Ont., as well as a second sexual assault allegation involving the 2003 world junior team that appeared in July.

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