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Burki, Stewart Named to Canada's World Junior Selection Camp

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche prospects Codey Burki and Chris Stewart were named to Canada's World Junior selection camp, Hockey Canada announced Monday.

Burki and Stewart are among 38 players selected to the camp, which will take place Dec. 10-15 in Calgary, Alberta. A final roster of 22 players will be chosen to play in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Sweden beginning Dec. 26.

Burki, 19, is tied for the Western Hockey League scoring lead with 47 points in 31 games. He is also tied for third in goals (26) and tied for fifth in assists (26). The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native led the Brandon Wheat Kings in scoring with 61 points in 70 games for the 2005-06 season and earned top player honors at the 2006 CHL Top Prospects Game in Ottawa. He has 59 goals and 142 points in 224 career games with the Wheat Kings.

Stewart, 19, was the Avalanche's No. 1 draft pick in 2006 (first round, 18th overall). He has 31 points (15 goals and 16 assists) in 24 games with the Kingston Frontenacs. Stewart scored 37 goals with 50 assists and 118 penalty minutes in 62 games with Kingston in the 2005-06 season, finishing 13th in the Ontario Hockey League. He also participated in the 2006 OHL All-Star Game, scoring two goals in the Eastern Conference's 9-3 victory over the West.

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