Jankowski, Matheson Invited to Canada's Summer WJC Camp
CHN Staff Report
Boston College sophomore Michael Matheson and Providence sophomore Mark Jankowski were the only two college hockey players invited to attend Canada's National Junior Team summer development camp.
The event runs from August 4 through August 10, split between Brossard, Quebec, and Lake Placid, N.Y. The camp is part of the process used to select the team to represent Canada at next year's IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
Matheson, a defenseman, is a 2012 first-round pick of the Florida Panthers. In his first year with BC, Matheson quickly became the club's No. 1 defenseman. He scored eight goals and assisted on 17 others. His plus-15 rating was fifth among Hockey East defensemen.
Jankowski, a forward, is a 2012 first-round pick of the Calgary Flames. In his first year with PC, he gradually became an important contributor for the Friars. As one of the youngest players in the country, PC coach Nate Leaman expected some early struggles from the lanky forward. He ended the year with seven goals and 11 assists.
Last season, Canada finished fourth at the tournament and hasn't won a gold medal since 2009.