Winnipeggers Lambos, Jarvis invited to world junior development camp along with Jets prospect Perfetti

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There will be a strong flavour of Manitoba roots or connections at the Hockey Canada development camp for the world junior hockey championship this summer.

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Manitobans Carson Lambos, Daemon Hunt and Seth Jarvis were all invited to the camp, along with Winnipeg Jets top prospect Cole Perfetti, Winnipeg Ice player Connor McLennan and Brandon Wheat Kings Vincent Iorio and Ridly Greig.

A total of 51 players — five goalies, 16 defencemen and 30 forwards — were invited to the camp at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation, near Calgary.

The camp will run from July 28 to Aug. 4 and it will help identify players to play for Team Canada at the world junior championship in Edmonton and Red Deer in December and January.

Perfetti is one of five players attending the camp who won a silver medal with Team Canada at the world junior last year. He also won a gold medal with Team Canada at the men’s world championship.

He’ll be trying to make the Jets roster this September and may not be available to Team Canada when the time comes.

Lambos, an 18-year-old draft-eligible defenceman (ranked 11th among North American skaters) who plays for his hometown Ice, will make his first appearance at the junior camp. His teammate, McLennon, was drafted in the sixth round by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2020 and is looking to prove he should perhaps have gone…

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