Coaches and players from the five western CJHL leagues will travel to Calgary this weekend to participate in training camp for Team West that will play in this year’s World Junior A Challenge.
Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan, how will serve as Assistant Coach, has already made the trek and joining him will be 1996 born goaltender Zac Robidoux (Winnipeg, MB) who has been invited to the camp.
Robidoux, who was acquired by the Bombers in the offseason from the Portage Terriers, is one of eight players from the SJHL to try out for the team, and one of six goalies from Western Canadian teams.
“Zac has really rebounded from a slow start,” said Reagan. “He was very deserving of his invite and should have a great shot at making the team.”
Robidoux sits with a 9-7-0-3 records in 23 apperances to go along with a 2.83 goals against average (6th in the SJHL), a 0.918 save percentage (4th in the SJHL) and one shutout.
In the month of November he went 6-2-0-1 with a 2.48 goals against average and a 0.932 save percentage, which helped him win the Sasktel SJHL Goaltender of the Week once in the month.
The World Junior A Challenge, which celebrates their 10th edition, will take place in the Cobourg and Whitby Ontario area and will have Canada West and Canada East host the US, Russia, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Canada West is made up of players from the five western league of the CJHL, the BCJHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL and SIJHL.
The tournament runs from December 13 – 19 with Team West opening up their tournament against the Czech Republic in Cobourg, ON.
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