IMPERIAL — One of Imperial’s own will be part of the Canadian team at this year’s World Junior Championship.
Connor Ingram is one of two goaltenders for Canada’s National Junior Team, one of 22 players named to the roster.
The list of players was announced Wednesday following a four-day selection camp.
Connor, 19, is the son of Brent and Joni Ingram of Imperial, and is currently in his third season with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
As of early December, he held a 14-9-1 record in 24 appearances, with a goals-against average of 2.12, a 93.5 save percentage and two shutouts.
He is ranked second in the WHL in terms of both his goals-against average and save percentage.
Prior to his WHL career, he played Midget AAA hockey with the Prince Albert Mintos, helping lead the team to a Telus Cup win in 2014.
Kris Knoblauch, also a native of Imperial, is serving as the junior team’s assistant coach.
The tournament is split between Toronto and Montreal, with Canada playing its first tournament game against Russia on Boxing Day.