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North Bay product to vie for spot on Canada’s World Junior team

Colton Point one of four goaltenders selected to fight for two spots with Team Canada
Colton Point will wear the Team Canada logo on his chest in December. Photo courtesy Twitter.

His name was brought up by the hockey experts in early November, and today the news that North Bay’s Colton Point will challenge for a goaltending spot on Team Canada’s World Junior Team became a reality.  

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Point, who is playing for Colgate in the NCAA is one of 32 players and four goaltenders invited to the WJC selection camp which will take place December 12th to 15th in St. Catharines.  

This year’s World Junior Championship will run from Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.

During the selection camp, Canada will play three exhibition games: Dec. 13 and 14 against a collection of USports all-stars and Dec. 15 against Team Denmark.

Point, who was not invited to Canada’s World Junior Summer Camp, has had an incredible sophomore season with the Colgate Raiders posting a stingy 1.76 goals against and a solid .943 save percentage through 15 games this season.   

Point will be in competition with incumbent Carter Hart of the WHL’s Everett Silvertips, Windsor’s Michael DiPietro and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies netminder Samuel Harvey.  

If chosen, this would be the second Team Canada experience for Point, who was selected to play for Team Canada East in the World Junior A Challenge back in 2015-16.  

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In the summer of 2016, the former North Bay Trappers goalie was selected in the fifth round of the NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.