Montreal Canadians hopeful Kaiden Guhley will have the honor of capturing Team Canada Junior (ECJ) in 2022.
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On Monday, after the day’s workout, the roster leaders showed a video where a certain Sydney Crosby 19-year-old defenseman announced that he would play “C” in the next edition of the World Junior Hockey Championship (CMY).
“This is a very special moment,” Guhle told a news conference. It’s really a lot to learn from the mouths of these types of players and people. “
For his part, head coach David Cameron praised CH’s first-round pick (16th overall) personality in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
“He has a professional attitude and works hard every day,” the driver said. He was a humble man, he allowed me to talk about his game on the ice. The experience he gained last year will be beneficial to our skaters and coaches. ”
The left-back of the Canadian squad who actually had to match the silver medal in the WJC final edition. He has two goals and one assist in seven games.
He is also the third person in Canadian history to be selected as ECJ captain. Before him, Eric Deszardins (1989) and Kyle Chipchura (2006) received the honor.
However, this is not the first time Guhley has taken over as captain, having previously served in that role exclusively with Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Junior Hockey League.
“When you are a captain, some of your teammates will become role models,” the young man analyzed. So you owe it to yourself to do the right thing on and off the ice surface. Being there for them is also important. ”
In his leadership role, Guhle is backed by forwards Jake Neighbors and Cole Perfetti, who saw the embroidered “A” on their shirts. The first was his first participation in the CMJ, and the second was the formation of Maple Leaf in 2021.
Neighbors, who are teammates with the Edmonton Oil Kings in 2021-22, said: “Kaiden is a perfect fit for the role.
“He leads by example and finds positive moments to express himself. He can also say things that some players do not like to hear. I think it’s important to be a captain, especially in low competition.”
In addition, Canada will eventually play a warm-up clash with another team in the tournament. In Edmonton on Thursday, Maple Leaf will face Russia.