Michael Buchinger invited to Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp
Storm blueliner Michael Buchinger has been selected as one of thirty players to attend Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp ahead of the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. He will join Storm President of Hockey Operations, Scott Walker, who is serving as an assistant coach.
Buchinger has appeared in 26 games this season, notching 6 goals and 17 assists for 23 points. The Storm blueliner inked a three-year entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues after being selected 88th overall in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Selection camp will take place at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex and will include practices and a pair of games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT and Dec. 13 at noon ET/9 a.m. PT. Tickets for the games will be available for purchase starting Dec. 6 at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets. Individual game tickets are $25, or a two-game package is available for $40, plus applicable fees. Fans can also live stream both games at HockeyCanada.ca.
Canada’s National Junior Team will travel to Malmo, Sweden on Dec. 14 for a pre-tournament camp ahead of the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. As part of its preparations, Canada will open its pre-tournament schedule against a U25 team from Denmark on Dec. 19 before facing Switzerland on Dec. 22 and the United States on Dec. 23.