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Norway invites 26 to World Junior camp

Friday, 12.06.2013 / 7:10 PM / Prospects

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Norway invites 26 to World Junior camp
Norwegian Ice Hockey Association invites 26 to 2014 World Junior Championship camp

Forward Markus Soberg, a 2013 sixth-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets, highlights the 26-player select camp roster released by the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association for the 2014 World Junior Championship.

NORWAY SELECTION CAMP ROSTER

Goalies: Joachim Svendsen, Lorenskog, NOR (2014 NHL Draft eligible); Thomas Narmo, Pelicans Jr., FIN (2014); Henrik Haukeland, St. Jernen, NOR (2014).

Defense: CMattias Norstebo, Brynas Jr., SWE (2014); Martin Vaakanainen, Tingsryd Jr., SWE (2014); Tallak Lyngseth, Islanders IHC, USPHL Elite (2014); Andreas Klavestad, Frisk Asker, NOR; Markus Noteng, Rosenborg, NOR (2014); Erlend Lesund, Sarpsborg, NOR (2014); Magnus Eikrem Haugen, Storhamar, NOR (2014); Christer Simonsen, Tonsberg, NOR (2014).

Forwards: Magnus Fischer, Valerenga, NOR (2014); Christoffer Rasch, Mora Jr., SWE (2014); Didrik Svendsen, Sarpsborg, NOR (2014); Jens Henrik Tonjum, Vaxjo Jr., SWE (2014); Eirik Salsten, Storhamar, NOR (2014); Magnus Nilsen, Sarpsborg, NOR (2014); Martin Ronnild, Brynas Jr., SWE (2014); Simen Nielsen, Lorenskog, NOR (2014); Anders Henriksen, Stavanger, NOR (2014); Tim-Robin Johnsgard, Mariestad, SWE (2014); Endre Medby, Lillehammer, NOR (2014); Jorgen Karterud, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL (2014); Henrik Medhus, Stavanger, NOR (2014); Ludvig Hoff, Valerga, NOR (2015); Markus Soberg, Frolunda Jr., SWE (Columbus).

Norway coach Orjan Lovdal will lead the team in a two-day practice in Oslo before departing for Karlstad, Sweden, for a pretournament game against Farjestad's Under-20 team Dec. 20. The team's final preparation game is against the Czech Republic on Dec. 23 in Landskrona.

The roster includes three goalies, eight defensemen and 15 forwards.

The 2014 WJC will be held Dec. 26 through Jan. 5 in Malmo, Sweden. Norway will compete in Group B with Sweden, Russia, Finland and Switzerland.

Soberg, chosen No. 165 by Columbus, is playing in Sweden for Frolunda's junior team. He has 13 goals and 22 points in 19 games.

Norway's select camp roster includes three C-rated players on NHL Central Scouting's players to watch list, including defensemen Mattias Norstebo of Brynas Jr. in Sweden, center Andreas Klavestad of Frisk Asker of Norway and center Martin Ronnild of Brynas Jr.

Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp