Red Deer’s Luke Bast will get a shot to wear the Red and White later this month.
Hockey Canada announced the 22-player roster for the World Junior A Hockey Challenge Wednesday and Bast was one of seven defencemen named to Team Canada West.
The five-foot-nine, 170-pound defenceman has had a strong season with the Brooks Bandits in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with 20 points in 22 games. He has also committed to play hockey at the University of North Dakota in the 2019-20 campaign.
Bonnyville is set to host the 2018 World Junior A Hockey Challenge from Dec. 9 – 16.
The tournament is a shared event between Hockey Canada, the AJHL, CJHL, as well as NHL Central Scouting.