Kamloops Blazer Connor Zary joins teammate for WJC

Connor Zary makes the cut

Another Kamloops Blazer has officially made the 25-man roster for the 2021 World Junior Canadian hockey team. 

Connor Zary, a Blazer centre, is one of 14 forwards to make the final cut as of Friday’s (Dec. 10) official roster composition. 

Zary, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was the 24th selection in the first round by the Calgary Flames in the 2020 NHL Draft. 

He has played three seasons with the Blazers, and posted 38 goals, 48 assists and 86 points during the 2019-20 season. 

Zary has played with Team Canada before in the 2019 Under-18 World Championship, and was also named to the WHL’s Western Conference First All-Star team. 

After not making the cut last year, Zary finds himself on the roster with fellow teammate and net minder, Dylan Garand.

The Blazers are just one of two teams from the Canadian Hockey League that are represented by two players on Team Canada.

The 2002 Canadian World Junior team was the last time the Blazers saw two players on the roster, in Jared Aulin and Scottie Upshall.

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