07:25 AM ET 08.28 | As Team Canada and Team USA camps gathered this week, Jamie Benn was in Texas, preparing for the upcoming season. He wasn't selected for Canada's Olympic orientation camp, the first step in selecting Canada's hockey roster for the 2014 games in Sochi. But he still has his eyes set on a roster spot, and he's focused on putting together a strong start to the season. "It gives you a little fire. I think I said that in the interview back home, I just want to kind of shove it in their face," Benn said. "It is what it is. I definitely want to be there. I'll just have to prove myself the first half of the year." Stars GMa Jim Nill said earlier this month that the team will name a captain prior to this season. Benn is considered a leading candidate, but didn't have much to say about his prospects.