Vancouver Giants’ forward Brendan Gallagher has survived the first round of cuts at Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp in Calgary. 7 players received the early morning wake up call they didn’t want get to tell them to pack up and return to their respective teams. The cuts included Red Deer Rebels defenceman Mathew Dumba, Rimouski blueliner Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, defenceman Brenden Kichton of the Spokane Chiefs, centre Mark McNeill of the Prince Albert Raiders, Brandon Wheat Kings forward Michael Ferland, Saint John Sea Dogs forward Zack Phillips, and Kootenay Ice forward Max Reinhart.
There is 35 players remaining at camp, including 4 goalies, 11 defencemen and 20 forwards. Team Canada’s hopefuls have one final chance to audition on Tuesday night when they face a group of CIS All-Stars in Calgary. Final cuts will be made Wednesday morning.