Despite being out of the line up due to injury for weeks, a Wellington Dukes defender may get a chance to play for Team Canada, at the upcoming World Junior A Challenge.
Zach Uens hasn’t played since late September when he suffered an injury to his wrist, but was still one of 40 players invited to Team Canada East selection from December 2 to 4.
The selection process involves three days of games and practices at the Mastercard Centre in Etobicoke.
The Belleville native has two goals, seven assists and 16 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Dukes this season.
Uens was one of 11 OJHL players invited to the camp, including goaltender Jett Alexander, who is from Prince Edward County and plays for the North York Rangers.
Alexander has been among the league’s top goaltenders all season, boasting and OJHL best 18 wins and 1.65 goals against average, with the second-best save percentage in the league at .944%, in 25 games.
The 2018 World Junior A Challenge takes place from December 9 to 16 in Bonnyville Alberta.