Boston Bruins fourth-round pick (97th overall, 2008) Jamie Arniel was among 16 players released from Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp today.
The remaining players will compete with Team Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Juniors Championship in Ottawa, Dec. 29, 2008-Jan. 5, 2009.
Arniel, a 19-year-old forward with Sarnia of the OHL, skated for Team Red, which won two of three games against Team White during the camp. Arniel notched one assist in Team Red’s lone loss — on a goal by projected top-two ’09 draft pick John Tavares in the camp’s opening game.
Arniel will now rejoin the Sting, for whom he’s posted 16-14-30 totals in 29 games played. The Sting are back in action Thursday against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.