Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin answers questions at the 2015 NHL All Star Game in Columbus. Seguin had 37 goals and 77 points in 71 games this season for a Stars team that finished 10th in the West.

Seguin, Duchene, Hall named to Canada’s World Championship team

B.C. boys on the 2015 club (so far) include Victoria's Tyson Barrie and North Van's Martin Jones.

UPDATE: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will miss the World Championships, according to a Wednesday news release from the Edmonton Oilers, his NHL team.

The Oilers say Nugent-Hopkins is still suffering/recovering from a foot fracture.

Victoria’s Tyson Barrie will join Burnaby’s Ryan-Nugent Hopkins and North Van’s Martin Jones on Canada’s IIHF World Championship club, which will be played out next month in the Czech Republic.

All three have played for Canada at some level before, and are the only British Columbians named so far to the red-and-white roster. (19 players were identified on Tuesday, with more sure to come when the Stanley Cup playoffs’ first round names its casualties.)

Headliners accepting invites include Dallas’s sharpshooting Tyler Seguin, super-rookie Aaron Ekblad, Colorado’s Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon, and the Edmonton Oilers’ Taylor Hall. Jones will share the net with Arizona goalie Mike Smith, who won an Olympic gold medal in a third-string role with Canada last year.

(View the full roster from TSN.ca)

San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan was also named the team’s head coach for the tournament, which runs May 1-17, 2015.

A Second Chance at Gold for Barrie, Nugent-Hopkins, Jones

In their highest-level appearance for Canada, neither of this year’s B.C. boys were able to bring home the gold.

Barrie last played for Canada at the 2011 World Juniors, which ended with a heartbreaking, 5-3 loss to Russia in the final. Canada led 3-0 in that game early, but surrendered five unanswered goals in front of a stunned Buffalo crowd.

Nugent-Hopkins played for Canada at the 2013 Worlds, where the team finished fourth, and at the 2012 World Championships, finishing fifth.

Jones backstopped Canada to a silver medal at the 2010 World Juniors, where the country’s five-year gold run was ended with an overtime goal by the Americans’ John Carlson. (Jones allowed the goal to Carlson, after filling in for Jake Allen.)

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