Trio of NCAA stars crack Canadian roster for 2018 World Junior Championship

 (Tim Brule)
Boston University defenseman Dante Fabbro is one of three NCAA standouts who will play for Canada at the upcoming World Junior Championship in Buffalo (photo: Dan & Margaret Hickling).

Three NCAA standouts have been named to Canada’s National Junior Team roster for the 2018 World Junior Championship.

Colgate goaltender Colton Point joins Boston University defenseman Dante Fabbro and UMass blueliner Cale Makar.

The 2018 World Junior Championship is slated for Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo at the KeyBank Center and HarborCenter, along with the game against the United States at New Era Field on Dec. 29.

Canada will also play a pair of pre-tournament games on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. against the Czech Republic in London, Ont., followed by a game against Switzerland on Friday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. in Hamilton, Ont.

Canada is in Group A of the tournament along with the United States, Denmark, Slovakia and Finland.

Point is the first NCAA to make the Canadian roster since former Cornell goaltender David LeNeveu made the roster in 2003. He is also the first Colgate player to be named for Canada’s World Junior Championship roster in program history.