Returning to Canada for Canada's world junior team selection camp has paid off for Bragg Creek's Dylan Holloway.
The 19-year-old forward will be lacing up for the world championship as part of the 25-player roster announced today by Hockey Canada.
Also named to the team from the area is Okotoks forward Peyton Krebs.
Holloway persevered through a pair of overlapping quarantines, one personal after his arrival from the University of Wisconsin, followed by the camp-wide pause.
Holloway has represented Canada on the world stage before. He scored a goal and had two assists in Canada's gold medal performance at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
At the national level, he had four goals and four assists in 11 games for Team Canada West in two World Junior A Challenge appearances when he was a member of the Okotoks Oilers in the AJHL.
He was recently the first-round draft pick for the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL entry draft.
Six returning players who won gold at the 2020 World Juniors are among those on Canada's roster.
Canada has won 18 gold medals, 11 silver, and six bronze at the junior world championship.
The team is now making its way to Edmonton in advance of their first pre-tournament game on Dec. 21 against Sweden.
The IIHF world championship kicks off on Christmas Day, and Canada plays its first games against Germany on Boxing day.