Dube to captain WJ team

Colton Davies

Kelowna Rockets forward Dillon Dube will serve as Team Canada's captain at the World Juniors, the Canadian National Junior Team announced on Saturday.

Dube, a fourth-year Western Hockey League player, becomes the first Kelowna Rocket in team history to captain Canada's world junior club.

The 19-year-old is playing at the tournament for a second-straight year. He had three assists in seven games last year, helping Canada win silver.

Former Penticton Vees defender Dante Fabbro was one of three assistant captains also named by Team Canada on Saturday.

The other two assistant captains are rookie Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete and veteran Brandon Wheat Kings defender Kale Clague.

Rockets captain and Kelowna native Cal Foote is also on Team Canada's roster.

The tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. begins on Boxing Day. Canada will face Finland to begin the tournament.

The entire tournament schedule can be found here.

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