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Jonny Tychonick, Jacob Bernard-Docker invited to Canada's World Junior camp

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Jacob Bernard-Docker and linemates celebrate Docker's first goal Friday. by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
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Of the 43 players invited to Hockey Canada's World Junior Championship, only five are college players.

Two of them are UND defensemen.

Soon-to-be sophomores Jacob Bernard-Docker and Jonny Tychonick, both Ottawa Senators draft picks, have been selected to participate in the camp that will run from July 27-Aug. 4 in Plymouth, Mich.

Bernard-Docker was one of the final cuts on Canada's World Junior team last winter.

The other college players invited to camp are Quinnipiac defenseman Peter Diliberatore, Boston College incoming freshman Alex Newhook and Boston College forward Jack McBain.

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The World Juniors are scheduled to be held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in the Czech Republic.

If Bernard-Docker or Tychonick make the team, they'd miss an exhibition game against the U.S. Under-18 Team and a regular-season series against Alabama Huntsville in Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Last year, UND didn't have anyone at the World Juniors.

It's not easy for college players to make Canada's World Junior roster. The only college players to make Canada's roster in the last two years have been Cale Makar of UMass, Dante Fabbro of Boston University, Ian Mitchell of Denver and Shane Bowers of BU.

Since 1992, the only two UND players to suit up for the Canadian team have been Jonathan Toews and Tyson Jost.

Prior to that, Brad Bombardir (1992), Greg Johnson (1991), Jason Herter (1990), Geoff Smith (1989), Brad Berry (1985), Gord Sherven (1983), James Patrick (1982, 1983) and Troy Murray (1982) played for Canada.

Bernard-Docker had five goals and 17 points in 36 games as a rookie for UND last season. Tychonick had four assists in 28 games.

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Bernard-Docker is a first-round draft pick of Ottawa. Tychonick is a second-round pick.

The last time UND participant in the World Juniors who didn't get picked in the first round was Rocco Grimaldi in 2013. Grimaldi was a second-round pick.

Pinto invited to USA's camp

UND incoming rookie Shane Pinto has been invited to USA's World Junior Summer Showcase.

Pinto, who is scheduled to come to campus in the fall and will get picked in this weekend's NHL Draft, is one of 44 players selected to participate in the WJSS, which is scheduled for July 26-Aug. 3 in Plymouth.

Of the 24 forwards selected to participate, 15 of them are draft eligible this weekend, including Pinto.

Pinto, 6-foot-2, 192 pounds, had 59 points in 56 games last season for the Lincoln Stars and Tri-City Storm in the United States Hockey League.

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UND's World Junior Championship participants

2017 -- Tyson Jost, Canada (silver)

2016 -- Brock Boeser, USA (bronze), Nick Schmaltz, USA (bronze)

2015 -- Nick Schmaltz, USA (bronze)

2013 -- Rocco Grimaldi, USA (gold)

2012 -- Derek Forbort, USA

2011 -- Derek Fobort, USA (bronze); Brock Nelson, USA (bronze)

2010 -- Danny Kristo, USA (gold)

2009 -- Danny Kristo, USA

2007 -- Jonathan Toews, Canada (gold); Brian Lee, USA (bronze); Taylor Chorney, USA (bronze)

2006 -- Jonathan Toews, Canada (gold); T.J. Oshie, USA; Brian Lee, USA; Taylor Chorney, USA

2005 -- Drew Stafford, USA; Brian Lee, USA

2004 -- Zach Parise, USA (gold); Drew Stafford, USA (gold); Brady Murray, USA (gold); Rastislav Spirko, Slovakia

2003 -- Zach Parise, USA; Matt Greene, USA; Matt Jones, USA; Rastislav Spirko, Slovakia

2001 -- David Hale, USA

1995 -- Landon Wilson, USA

1994 -- Toby Kvalevog, USA

1992 -- Marty Schriner, USA (bronze); Brad Bombardir, Canada

1991 -- Greg Johnson, Canada (gold); Chris Gotziaman, USA

1990 -- Jason Herter, Canada (gold)

1989 -- Geoff Smith, Canada

1988 -- Lee Davidson, USA

1987 -- Lee Davidson, USA

1985 -- Brad Berry, Canada (gold)

1984 -- Scott Sandelin, USA

1983 -- James Patrick, Canada (bronze); Gord Sherven, Canada (bronze); Rick Zombo, USA

1982 -- James Patrick, Canada (gold); Troy Murray, Canada (gold); Jon Casey, USA

1981 -- Mark Huglen, USA; Craig Ludwig, USA

1979 -- Dave Christian, USA; Mike Stone, USA

1974 -- Dave Geving, USA

Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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