Marcus Foligno: Can he make Canada's Junior Team?


Marcus Foligno in international action as a member of Team OHL versus Team Russia as part of the Subway Super Series in Sudbury, Ont. Nov. 15, 2010.

Sudbury Wolves captain Marcus Foligno is certainly making his case to play for Canada at this year's World Junior Hockey Championship.

In Sunday afternoon's game against the Barrie Colts, he scored on the power play, short-handed, and than at even strength to record a hat-trick in the win. Foligno also contributed an assist in the victory. He also scored the game-winning shootout goal in Team OHL's victory over Team Russia in Super Series action in November.

With his hard-hitting, tight defensive game, expect the left wing to at least have a shot at making the team. He plays the sort of blue-collar game favoured by coach Dave Anderson, who coached him during the Super Series game.

Foligno knows what role he will try to fill at the selection camp.

“I'm going to go there for an energy role,” Foligno said. “I'm excited for the opportunity and hopefully I just make the best of it,”

Foligno currently has 16 goals and 18 assists for 34 points in 28 games for the Wolves.

[With files from John Langdon]