60 Team Canada West Jr. A invitees: by age

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November 25, 2016

Hockey Canada has announced the tryout rosters for the upcoming 2016 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. A total of 60 players from the four Western Junior A leagues have been invited, including 25 from the BCHL.

By birth year, the invitees look like this:

1997s – 20 (19 year olds)

1998s – 30

1999s – 9 (Grade 12)

2000 – 1

For a breakdown of BCHL players trying out click here.

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The oldest, Mike Eskra, of Regina, is playing for Weyburn in the SJHL, born January 25, 1997.

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The youngest, d-man Jonny Tychonick playing for Penticton, is a 16 year old, born March 3, 2000. Tychonick, from Calgary, has committed verbally to play NCAA in North Dakota next year. He was drafted by the WHL Blades who have recently trade his rights to Calgary Hitmen.

Tryout invitees by age, oldest to youngest for each birth year.

1997s P SH H W DoB Hometown Current Team
Mike Eskra D L 6’0” 192 1/25/97 Regina, SK Weyburn (SJHL)
Ryan Barrow F R 6’2” 170 2/15/97 Banff, AB Langley (BCHL)
Eric Szudor G L 6’2” 185 2/17/97 Edmonton, AB Fort McMurray (AJHL)
Regan Seiferling D R 6’2” 173 3/9/97 Moose Jaw, SK Yorkton (SJHL)
Colin Burston F L 5’11” 190 3/28/97 Winnipeg, MB Wenatchee (BCHL)
Bryson Traptow F R 6’4” 190 4/17/97 Calgary, AB Camrose (AJHL)
Logan Ferguson F R 5’11” 182 4/18/97 Calgary, AB Canmore (AJHL)
Mack Graham F L 5’7” 160 4/24/97 Toronto, ON Steinbach (MJHL)
Jordan Kawaguchi F L 5’9” 181 5/4/97 Abbotsford, BC Chilliwack (BCHL)
Joseph Nardi F L 5’11” 175 6/1/97 Edmonton, AB Whitecourt (AJHL)
Kale Howarth F L 6’5” 207 6/10/97 Red Deer, AB Trail (BCHL)
Layne Young F L 5’10” 205 6/25/97 Frenchman Butte, SK Battlefords (SJHL)
Logan Milliken D L 5’11” 190 6/30/97 Canmore, AB Wenatchee (BCHL)
Dakota Boutin F L 6’1” 185 7/3/97 Moosomin, SK Melfort (SJHL)
Jordan Xavier F R 5’9” 180 8/5/97 Calgary, AB Calgary Mustangs (AJHL)
Brandon Wells G L 6’2” 180 8/12/97 Spirit River, AB Melville (SJHL)
Kaelan Holt F R 5’9” 152 9/3/97 Estevan, SK Estevan (SJHL)
Derek Brown F R 6’1” 180 9/8/97 Edmonton, AB Bonnyville (AJHL)
Kyle Betts F L 6’1” 176 9/17/97 Flesherton, ON Powell River (BCHL)
Matthew Galajda G L 6’1” 190 10/7/97 Aurora, ON Victoria (BCHL)
1998s P SH H W DoB Hometown Current Team
Darby Gula D L 5’10” 172 1/8/98 Steinbach, MB Steinbach (MJHL)
Logan Drackett G L 5’11” 172 1/10/98 Calgary, AB Calgary Canucks (AJHL)
Cody Spagrud D R 5’11” 185 1/13/98 Gull Lake, SK Battlefords (SJHL)
Kohen Olischefski F R 6’2” 177 2/1/98 Abbotsford, BC Chilliwack (BCHL)
Ross Armour F R 6’2” 180 2/7/98 Rossland, BC Trail (BCHL)
Will Koop F R 5’9” 184 2/10/98 Winnipeg, MB Steinbach (MJHL)
Blake Hayward F L 6’1” 195 2/11/98 Vancouver, BC Coquitlam (BCHL)
Brandon Lesko F L 6’0” 196 2/20/98 Hafford, SK Flin Flon (SJHL)
James Miller D L 6’2” 175 2/20/98 Spruce Grove, AB Penticton (BCHL)
Jeff Stewart F L 6’3” 175 2/23/98 Surrey, BC Surrey (BCHL)
Jack Hamly F R 6’0” 176 3/1/98 Sherwood Park, AB Fort McMurray (AJHL)
Cory Thomas D L 6’5” 210 3/19/98 St. Brieux, SK Flin Flon (SJHL)
Spencer Eschyschyn G L 5’11” 185 3/20/98 Kamloops, BC English River (SIJHL)
Andy Stevens D R 6’3” 199 3/23/98 Campbell River, BC Powell River (BCHL)
Ben Dalke F R 5’8” 174 3/26/98 La Salle, MB Virden (MJHL)
Tyler Kirkup F L 6’1” 198 4/3/98 Virden, MB Virden (MJHL)
Kyle Johnson F R 5’11” 180 6/3/98 Port Moody, BC Prince George (BCHL)
Cameron Ginnetti D R 5’11” 190 6/9/98 Vancouver, BC Langley (BCHL)
Will Calverley F R 5’10” 166 7/17/98 Scarborough, ON Chilliwack (BCHL)
Levi Kleiboer D R 6’0” 160 7/17/98 Martensville, SK Battlefords (SJHL)
Ryan Cox F L 5’10” 185 7/23/98 St. Albert, AB Fort McMurray (AJHL)
Nolan Kent G L 5’11” 180 8/12/98 Chestermere, AB Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Braedyn Aubin F R 6’0” 210 8/22/98 Woodstock, ON Dryden (SIJHL)
Carter Turnbull F R 5’8” 169 9/8/98 Nanaimo, BC Powell River (BCHL)
Michael Regush F R 6’1” 202 9/12/98 Surrey, BC Merritt (BCHL)
Desi Burgart F L 6’1” 180 9/28/98 Vancouver, BC Surrey (BCHL)
Cory Babichuk D L 5’10” 170 9/28/98 Edmonton, AB Surrey (BCHL)
Marcus Mitchell F L 6’2” 186 10/12/98 Kelowna, BC Salmon Arm (BCHL)
Cale Makar D R 5’10” 175 10/30/98 Calgary, AB Brooks (AJHL)
Chase Brakel F R 5’10” 175 12/1/98 Winnipeg, MB Portage (MJHL)
1999s P SH H W DoB Hometown Current Team
Adam Dawe F R 5’8” 160 1/18/99 Gander, NL Notre Dame (SJHL)
Ian Mitchell D R 5’10” 165 1/18/99 Calahoo, AB Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Griffin Mendel D L 6’4” 217 2/18/99 Kelowna, BC Penticton (BCHL)
Kyler Kupka F L 6’0” 170 5/11/99 Camrose, AB Camrose (AJHL)
Jarrod Gourley D L 6’2” 205 6/29/99 Calgary, AB Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Ty Taylor G L 6’3” 185 7/5/99 Richmond, BC Vernon (BCHL)
Ethan de Jong F R 5’10” 165 7/12/99 North Vancouver, BC Prince George (BCHL)
Riese Gaber F L 5’7” 138 10/10/99 Gilbert Plains, MB Dauphin (MJHL)
Tyler Jubenvill D L 5’11” 180 11/30/99 Gilbert Plains, MB Winkler (MJHL)
2000 P SH H W DoB Hometown Current Team
Jonny Tychonick D L 5’11” 170 3/3/00 Penticton, BC Penticton (BCHL)