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PIRRI SELECTED TO CANADA'S WORLD JUNIOR CAMP

Rockford, Ill.-Rockford IceHogs center Brandon Pirri was among the 39 players selected to attend Hockey Canada's evaluation camp, which starts Dec. 12 in Toronto.

The 59th overall pick in 2009 by the Chicago Blackhawks, Pirri has four goals and four assists for the IceHogs, and appeared in one NHL game with the Blackhawks on Oct. 9 against Detroit.

The final roster will be named on Dec. 15. The 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in Buffalo, New York, starting Dec. 26.


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CANADA 2011 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION CAMP ROSTER


GOALIES -- JP Anderson, Mississauga St. Michael's, OHL (San Jose); Calvin Pickard, Seattle, WHL (Colorado); Olivier Roy, Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL (Edmonton); Mark Visentin, Niagara, OHL (Phoenix).

DEFENSE -- Tyson Barrie, Kelowna, WHL (Colorado); Jared Cowen, Spokane, WHL (Ottawa); Simon Despres, Saint John, QMJHL (Pittsburgh); Calvin de Haan, Oshawa, OHL (N.Y. Islanders); Ryan Ellis, Windsor, OHL (Nashville); Brandon Gormley, Moncton, QMJHL (Phoenix); Erik Gudbranson, Kingston, OHL (Florida); Brayden McNabb, Kootenay, WHL (Buffalo); Ryan Murphy, Kitchener, OHL (2011 Draft eligible); Ryan Murray, Everett, WHL (2012 Draft eligible); Dylan Olsen, Minnesota-Duluth, WCHA (Chicago); Mark Pysyk, Edmonton, WHL (Buffalo).

FORWARD --
Brad Ross, Portland, WHL (Toronto); Carter Ashton, Regina, WHL (Tampa Bay); Michael Bournival, Shawinigan, QMJHL (Montreal); Casey Cizikas, Mississauga St. Michael's, OHL (N.Y. Islanders); Brett Connolly, Prince George, WHL (Tampa Bay); Sean Couturier, Drummondville, QMJHL (2011 Draft eligible); Cody Eakin, Swift Current, WHL (Washington); Marcus Foligno, Sudbury, OHL (Buffalo); Brendan Gallagher, Vancouver, WHL (Montreal); Curtis Hamilton, Saskatoon, WHL (Edmonton); Joey Hishon, Owen Sound, OHL (Colorado); Quinton Howden, Moose Jaw, WHL (Panthers); Ryan Howse, Chilliwack, WHL (Calgary); Ryan Johansen, Portland, WHL (Columbus); Zach Kassian, Windsor, OHL (Buffalo); Louis Leblanc, Montreal, QMJHL (Montreal); Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer, WHL (2011 Draft eligible);
Brandon Pirri, Rockford, AHL (Chicago); Jaden Schwartz, Colorado College, WCHA (St. Louis); Riley Sheahan, Notre Dame, CCHA (Detroit); Reilly Smith, Miami University CCHA, (Dallas); Linden Vey, Medicine Hat, WHL (Los Angeles); Garrett Wilson, Owen Sound, OHL (Florida).