Scheifele stoked for second shot at gold at World Juniors

Mark Scheifele listens during Team Red's opening skate in Canada's national junior team selection...

Mark Scheifele listens during Team Red's opening skate in Canada's national junior team selection camp in Calgary on Dec. 11, 2012. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:33 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Mark Scheifele is getting a second chance to leave a big impression.

The Winnipeg Jets’ prospect was named to Canada’s 2013 world junior team on Thursday and will attempt to help his country win a gold medal in Ufa, Russia.

“To get that knock on the door and know you’re part of the team is an unbelievable experience, an unbelievable moment,” Scheifele said in a telephone interview from Calgary on Friday. “I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get things started.”

Although he sat out both exhibition games against CIS opponents after suiting up in the Red/White scrimmage on Tuesday, Scheifele is projected to play right wing on Canada’s top line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jonathan Huberdeau.


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