The World Senior Championships occur every two years on odd numbered years, while World Junior Championships are held on even numbered years.
Players for Junior Team Canada are scouted mainly at the annual National Junior Championships, with some advance scouting being done at large provincial events with eight or more junior teams participating. In order to be considered for Junior Team Canada, players are encouraged to qualify for their provincial team(s) competing at the Nationals, because a player's ability is more effectively measured against the best competition available.
The men's program is somewhat similar with players being scouted at National Championships. Provincial events may also be scouted with notable players encouraged to qualify for their provincial team(s) competing at the Nationals. Whenever possible, an evaluation camp will be held with as many as 44 selected players attending. The final roster typically will have between 22 and 25 players.
If you would like a chance to play for Team Canada, you must:
- play in a NBHAC member league
- be selected to compete at your provincial championships or national qualifying tournament
- ideally, be selected to compete for your province at the National Championships