Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadiens Loan Defenceman Victor Mete to Canada's Junior National Team

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadiens Loan Defenceman Victor Mete to Canada's Junior National Team

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Canadiens loan Mete to Canada's junior team

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MONTREAL - Defenceman Victor Mete was loaned by the Montreal Canadiens to Canada's national junior team on Monday, a day before its selection camp for the upcoming world championships begins.

Mete will be joining 32 other players at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ont., on Tuesday. Hockey Canada will narrow its roster of 18 forwards, 11 defencemen and four goaltenders down to 22 players by Friday.

"We've made the decision to allow Victor Mete to join Team Canada's Selection Camp to give him an opportunity to participate in a very beneficial experience for his development," said Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. "The World Junior Hockey Championship is a very elite and very competitive tournament, and this can be a very rewarding opportunity for a young player. …

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