Michigan freshman forward Andrew Cogliano has been selected to play for Team Canada at the 2006 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
The tournament will take place Dec. 26, 2005, through Jan. 5, 2006, in Vancouver, B.C. The world's top players born in 1986 or later will represent their respective national teams.
Cogliano was one of 34 participants at Hockey Canada's National Junior Selection Camp held Dec. 11-15 in Vancouver. The roster was pared down yesterday to 22 players -- 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goalies.
Through the first half of the U-M season, Cogliano is tied for third on the Wolverines in points with 19. He has eight goals and 11 assists. Michigan previously has been represented on Team Canada a total of 10 times by six players.
Cogliano is one of four players on Team Canada's 2006 roster who play college hockey. The others are Dan Bertram (Boston College), Sasha Pokulok (Cornell) and Jonathan Toews (North Dakota).
Cogliano and Team USA members Kevin Porter, Jack Johnson and Mark Mitera will miss No. 6 Michigan's next two games, when the Wolverines participate in the 41st Great Lakes Invitational in Detroit on Dec. 29-30. U-M faces No. 7 Colorado College at 8 p.m. on Dec. 29. Michigan will oppose either Michigan State or Michigan Tech on Dec. 30.
Hockey Canada Release on Cogliano and Team Canada