North York Rangers forward Cole O’Hara was invited to Team Canada East Selection camp in advance of the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C.
The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and NHL Central Scouting selected 44 players throughout the five eastern Junior A leagues. O’Hara is one of 16 players selected in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
From August 7-9, the 44 players will head to Benson Centre in Cornwall, Ont., for three days of games and practice as part of the evaluation process.
O’Hara had a marvellous rookie campaign with the Rangers. As one of the youngest players in the league at 16, he posted 11 goals and 31 assists for 42 points in 53 games. The Toronto, Ont., native was a key cog in the Rangers setting a franchise record for most wins in a single season. This success transferred to the playoffs with 11 points in 16 games. Thanks to this sort of success, he was named to the OJHL Second Team All-Prospect in addition to earning a scholarship to the University of Massachusetts in 2021-2022.
Team Canada East will kick off tournament against Russia on December 7th at 2 p.m. when the World Junior A Challenge gets started.