The prospects just keep on coming.
The Philadelphia Flyers will have two prospects in attendance at Team Canada’s World Junior Camp. Defenseman Philippe Myers and goaltender Carter Hart have both been invited to the pre-tournament camp.
Both prospects have had great seasons and deserve to be on the roster. Myers stuck around with the Flyers for quite a bit during training camp and has impressed since signing his amateur tryout contract last fall. Myers had 45 points (17 goals, 28 assists) in 63 games along with a league-best plus-52 rating for the QMJHL Champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies last season. He also added 16 points and a plus-17 rating in 20 playoff games. He’s picked up the pace this season, with six goals and eight assists for 14 points in 15 games as well as a strong plus-10 rating.
Myers is likely to make the roster as one of just three right-handed defensemen invited to camp. Noah Juulsen is likely to be the top pair right defenseman, but Myers and Dante Fabbro will battle for the second pair role. Myers’ size and great play over the past two seasons should give him a bit of an advantage.
The reigning CHL Goalie of the Year was a slam dunk for the camp. Hart was 35-23-1-3 last season with a 2.14 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. This year he is 13-3-3-0 with three shutouts and is leading the league in both goals against average (1.67) and save percentage (.937). He has also earned back-to-back WHL Goalie of the Week honors.
Hart is one of the best goalies in the CHL and will likely be Team Canada’s starting netminder for the World Junior Championship.
The four-day camp will take place from December 10th to 14th in Blainville, Quebec. The tournament will run from December 26th to January 5th in Montreal and Toronto.
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