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Kaiden Guhle skates during a practice at the Canadian World Junior Hockey Championships selection camp in Calgary on Dec. 11, 2021. Guhle has been named Canada's captain for the upcoming world junior hockey championship.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

Kaiden Guhle has been named Canada’s captain for the upcoming world junior hockey championship.

Jake Neighbours and 2021 gold medalist Cole Perfetti will serve alongside Guhle as alternate captains.

Guhle, a defenceman from Sherwood Park, Alta., and Neighbours, a winger from Calgary, are teammates on the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, while Perfetti, a centre from Whitby, Ont., is in his second season with AHL’s Manitoba Moose.

Canada announced its 25-player roster on Dec. 12 after a four-day selection camp that included a pair of games against a team of U Sports all-stars.

The Canadians will begin their tournament on Dec. 26 against the Czechs in Edmonton.

Canada will then face Austria on Dec. 28, Germany on Dec. 29 and Finland on Dec. 31 to wrap up preliminary-round action.

This year’s edition of the world juniors is being held at both Rogers Place in Edmonton and the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer, Alta.