Chicago Blackhawk prospects Jonathan Toews, Dan Bertram and Ben Shutron are currently participating in Team Canada's National Junior Development Camp in Calgary, Alberta. The camp is being conducted as a prelude to the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship. Players competing in the camp in hopes of landing a spot on the National Junior U-20 team were divided into two groups as preparations began on Monday for the Red vs. White intersquad games which begin on Wednesday.
All three Blackhawk prospects will skate with Team White on Wednesday in the opening scrimmage. Toews, the Blackhawks' first round pick (3rd overall) in the 2006 Entry Draft, will center a line with wingers Brad Marchand and Chris Stewart; Bertram will be on a line with center Andrew Cogliano and winger James Sheppard; and Shutron will be paired with Marc-André Gragnani on the blue line.
The 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship will take place in Leksand and Mora, Sweden beginning on December 26, 2006 and will conclude on January 5, 2007.