The AJHL Board of Governors and its 16 member teams wish the Fort McMurray Oil Barons all the best in their upcoming trip to the Inaugural World Junior Club Cup in Omsk, Russia. The Oil Barons will represent Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League at the inaugural tournament from August 30 to September 4, 2011.
The Oil Barons will join clubs from the Czech Republic, Belarus, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United States. Each roster will be composed of twenty-two U21 players. The eight teams will be divided into two groups for round-robin play, with the winner of each group advancing to the final.
Canada will open the tournament on August 30th against Belarus, face Sweden on August 31st, followed by the Czech Republic on September 2nd. The final will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at the Arena Omsk.
Good luck and safe travels!