Hockey Canada eyes two players

Carter Turnbull is one of 60 players invited to try out for Team Canada West for the World Junior A Hockey Challenge next month.

A player from Nanaimo has attracted the attention of Hockey Canada’s high-performance stream.

Carter Turnbull, forward with the Powell River Kings, is one of 60 players invited to try out for Team Canada West for the World Junior A Hockey Challenge next month in Bonnyville, Alta.

“The focus is on competition for the 22 roster spots; however, the staff is dedicated to providing each invitee every opportunity to not only put their best foot forward, but to also enjoy the opportunity to represent Team Canada West,” said Trevor Alto, director of operations for Team Canada West, in a press release.

Turnbull has 12 goals and 25 points in 29 games this season with the Kings.

Also receiving a camp invite was Will Koop, a former Nanaimo Buccaneers player who now plays junior A with the Steinbach Pistons of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Koop has 25 points in 25 games this season.