On Wednesday, Hockey Canada released the names of the players that have been invited to the Sport Check World Junior Showcase.
Islanders goaltender Matt Welsh and defenseman Pierre Olivier Joseph have been invited to represent Canada at the Showcase taking place in Kamloops, B.C. from July 28th –Aug 4th.
They will join 38 other players (3 goalies, 11 defenseman, and 24 forwards) in the eight-day showcase featuring; Canada, Finland, Sweden, and the United States.
Islanders Head Coach and General Manager Jim Hulton had the following to say, “We are pleased and excited for both Matt and P.O. It’s wonderful to see their talent, grit and character recognized by Hockey Canada. Both players will be excellent ambassadors for the organization and we wish them well in their pursuit of a final roster spot”.