Two Collegians Make Team Canada for WJC


Colorado College’s Jaden Schwartz and Minnesota-Duluth’s Dylan Olsen have made the Canadian team for the World Junior Championships, starting December 26th in Buffalo.

Schwartz, a native of Emerald Park, Saskatchewan, leads the WCHA with 1.53 points per game, and is tied for fourth in goals with 11. The Blues 2010 first rounder also leads all NCAA rookies in points per game.

Olsen, a 2009 1st round pick of the Blackhawks, is having an impressive year for Minnesota-Duluthm who currently are in a tie for 2nd in the WCHA. Olsen is 18th in points per game amongst defensemen, but he has been one of the leaders of the 3rd best defense in the WCHA.

This is the first year that Hockey Canada has taken multiple current collegians since 2006, when Sasha Pokoluk (Cornell), Dan Bertram (Boston College), Andrew Cogliano (Michigan) and Jonathan Toews (North Dakota) were all named to the team.