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Wisconsin men’s hockey: another Badger will be trying to represent his country at the World Juniors

Dylan Holloway is participating in Hockey Canada’s virtual National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp.

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Another member of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey team has been selected to try out for his nation’s national junior team. Sophomore forward Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada) is one of 41 prospects chosen to tryout at Hockey Canada’s virtual National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp, set for July 27-31.

According to a press release put out by the UW Athletic Department, Holloway, one of two players invited who played at NCAA schools last year, was among the final Team Canada cuts for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship. He is one of the top 2020 NHL Draft prospects.

The camp will be conducted virtually and will focus on “player development through online education.”

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship returns to Canadian ice and Holloway’s home province of Alberta this December, with Edmonton and Red Deer set to co-host the annual holiday tradition. Games will be played at Rogers Place, the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, and at the Westerner Park Centrium, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels.

Wisconsin teammates Cole Caufield, Owen Lindmark and Alex Turcotte have been asked to tryout for the American national team, while future Badgers teammate Sam Stange is also among the Americans trying out.

In 35 games played for UW last year, Holloway scored eight goals (one PPG, one GWG) on 84 shots and tallied nine assists while finishing -3 on the year. Despite the somewhat underwhelming stats, Holloway is still considered an elite prospect and a first round draft pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.