Four junior-aged prospects for the Montreal Canadiens, including Kaiden Guhle, will be at Laval Rocket training camp since their respective leagues have still not resumed their activities.
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At least that’s what the network’s hockey expert revealed VAT Sports Renaud Lavoie, Wednesday evening. The CH’s first-round pick – 16th overall in the 2020 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft – will be joined by Jan Mysak (48th in 2020) Gianni Fairbrother (77th in 2019) and Jacob Leguerrier (126th in 2019).
Guhle was scheduled to play with the Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Junior Hockey League (WHL), but the circuit has yet to start its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fairbrother was to wear the colors of the Everett Silvertips.
Closer to Quebec, Mysak (Hamilton Bulldogs) and Leguerrier (Sault-Sainte-Marie Greyhounds) also saw their season be at risk due to the coronavirus.
Guhle, who had 11 goals and 40 points in 64 games in 2019-2020, still saw some action at the World Junior Hockey Championship (WJC), being decorated silver with Canada after a loss in final ahead of the Americans.
Mysak was also present with the Czech Republic. He also played 11 games with Litvinov HC, in the main Czech league.
The WHL recently announced that it wants to organize a 24-game season without moving on a specific date before obtaining all necessary public health clearances in all jurisdictions involved.
The OHL for its part announced in December that it would start the season on February 4, but the order to remain at home decreed by the government of Ontario until February 10 complicates matters.
The Rocket camp is due to start on Friday.