There is very little or no chance Avalanche rookies Tyson Jost and Sam Girard will be loaned to Hockey Canada to play in the upcoming World Junior Championship in Buffalo, Avs coach Jared Bednar said Saturday after an optional morning skate at the BB&T Center. “It’s not up to me, but if it were I’d say no. They’re part of our team and we need them,” Bednar said. Jost and Girard, both 19, said they haven’t had any conversations with Colorado general manager Joe Sakic or anyone else with the team about playing in the under-20 WJC, which begins Dec. 26. Sakic has been at the NHL board of governors meetings this week in Palm Beach, Fla., and will rejoin the team as early as Saturday. Hockey Canada has invited 32 players to next week’s three-day camp in St. Catharines, Ontario, and the roster includes 2017 Avalanche-drafted defenseman Cale Makar and Connor Timmins.
Avalanche teenagers Tyson Jost and Sam Girard aren’t WJC candidates for Hockey Canada
Denver Post | Dec 9