Prince George Cougars goaltender Taylor Gauthier has been invited to Hockey’s Canada’s Selection Camp for the National Junior Team.

It runs from November 16th- December 13th in Red Deer.

He is among 46 players invited, including five goaltenders, 15 defencemen, and 26 forwards, that will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship.

“Taylor is a premier goaltender in our league and has a proven track record with Hockey Canada,” said Cougars’ General Manager & Head Coach Mark Lamb.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for him and we’re thrilled to see him get the recognition he deserves.”

The 19-year-old was first in the WHL in minutes played (2870), tied for first in games played (50), second in shots (1677), and second in saves (1537).

He also set career highs in wins (16), goals-against average (2.93), and save percentage (.917).

Gauthier won a gold medal with the men’s national team at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

The tournament runs from December 25th to January 5th in Edmonton.