Canada Picks 18 Commits for WJAC
16 schools represented on two Canadian entries for event that begins Sunday.

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New Hampshire recruit Marcus Vela has 24 points in 28 games for the Langley Rivermen (Photo courtesy BCHL).

Eighteen NCAA commits and many more potential recruits are among the players who will represent Canada on two teams in the upcoming World Junior A Challenge, Hockey Canada announced today.

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The 18 commits represent 16 schools, with Princeton and Robert Morris both boasting two recruits on Canada East. Canada's teams are made up of representatives from the 10 leagues that make up the CJHL.

The 2014 World Junior A Challenge begins Sunday, Dec. 14, in Kindersley, Sask. Medal-round play begins Dec. 17, with the championship game set for Dec. 20.

Six teams compete in the event: the two Canadian entries, Denmark, Russia, Switzerland and the United States. The U.S. team features 21 committed players, all from the USHL.

Between the U.S. and Canadian teams, 25 NCAA schools have current commits participating in the World Junior A Challenge.

Commits on Canadian WJAC Teams

Canada East
Drake Board Aurora (OJHL) Niagara
Adam Brady Kingston (OJHL) Robert Morris
Adrian Clark Carleton Place (CCHL) Dartmouth
Ross Craig Cornwall (CCHL) Colgate
Neil Doef Smiths Falls (CCHL) Princeton
Abbott Girduckis Wellington (OJHL) RIT
Ryan Kuffner Gloucester (CCHL) Princeton
Michael Laidley Aurora (OJHL) St. Lawrence
Zac Tierney Cornwall (CCHL) Ferris State
Alex Tonge Kingston (OJHL) Robert Morris
Canada West
Tyler Busch Spruce Grove (AJHL) Ohio State
Victor Dombrovskiy Prince George (BCHL) Harvard
Rhett Gardner Okotoks (AJHL) North Dakota
Demico Hannoun Penticton (BCHL) Michigan Tech
Kurt Keats Powell River (BCHL) Massachusetts
Sheldon Rempal Nanaimo (BCHL) Clarkson
Mitchell Vanderlaan Ft. McMurray (AJHL) Cornell
Marcus Vela Langley (BCHL) New Hampshire