28 BCHL players invited to Team Canada West selection camp

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November 20, 2017

CALGARY – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), with assistance from NHL Central Scouting, have invited 100 players from across the country to selection camps in advance of the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

In terms of birth years, 15 are 1998s (3G, 3D, 9F); 25 are 1999s (2G, 4D, 19F); 15 are 2000s (1G, 10D, 4F); and 5 are 2001s (1D, 4F).

Team Canada West will open its tournament against the Czech Republic at 11:30 a.m. PT, December 10, in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Last year the USA shutout Team Canada East 4-0 in the Championship game. Team Russia downed Czech 7-4 for Bronze, and Team Canada West defeated Switzerland 5-3 for 5th place.

Canada West Jr. A Invitees:

Name S/C Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club Team
Mitch Adamyk L 6’3” 183 12/25/98 East St. Paul, Man. Powell River (BCHL)
Reid Cooper L 6’2” 175 07/01/98 Corman, Sask. Salmon Arm (BCHL)
Ty Taylor L 6’3” 185 07/05/99 Richmond, B.C. Vernon (BCHL)
Hunter Virostek L 6’1” 177 11/04/98 Turner Valley, Alta Drumheller (AJHL)
Jacob Wasserman L 6’5” 195 01/09/00 Humboldt, Sask. Humboldt (SIJHL)
Zach Rose L 6’0” 180 07/03/99 Paradise, N.L. Victoria (BCHL)
Seth Barton R 6’2” 175 08/18/99 Kelowna, B.C. Trail (BCHL)
Jacob Bernard-Docker R 6’0” 171 06/30/00 Canmore, Alta Okotoks (AJHL)
Austin Chorney R 6’1” 215 03/23/00 Abbottsford, B.C. Salmon Arm (BCHL)
Sean Comrie R 5’11” 173 01/30/00 Edmonton, Alta Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Powell Connor R 6’1” 179 05/04/00 Vernon, B.C. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Maxwell Crozier R 6’2’ 190 04/19/00 North Vancouver, B.C. Nanaimo (BCHL)
Tim Gould L 6’0” 180 02/06/00 Riverview, N.B./N.-B. Notre Dame (SJHL)
Jarrod Gourley L 6’2” 205 06/29/99 Calgary, Alta Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Darby Gula L 5’10” 172 01/08/98 Steinbach, Man. Steinbach (MJHL)
Daniel Hilsendager L 6’0” 186 03/30/00 Lloydminster, Sask. Lloydminster (AJHL)
Levi Kleiboer R 6’0” 160 07/17/98 Martensville, Sask. Battlefords (SJHL)
Justin Lee L 5’11” 165 03/14/00 Waskada, Man. Virden (MJHL)
TJ Lloyd R 5’8” 171 11/15/99 Lloydminster, Alta Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Jack Judson R 6’0” 170 02/26/00 White Rock, B.C. Vernon (BCHL)
John McDougall R 5’10” 182 06/19/98 Prince Albert, Sask. Nipawin (SJHL)
Ryan O’Connell L 6’2″ 170 04/25/99 Gloucester, Ont. Penticton (BCHL)
Luke Reid L 6’0” 180 09/26/01 Penticton, B.C. Penticton (BCHL)
Jonny Tychonick L 5’11” 170 03/03/00 Penticton, B.C. Penticton (BCHL)
Corey Andonovski R 6’0” 191 03/26/99 Uxbridge, Ont. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Ross Armour R 6’2” 180 02/07/98 Rossland, B.C. Trail (BCHL)
Harrison Blaisdell L 5’10” 173 03/18/01 Abbotsford, B.C. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Skyler Brind’Amour L 6’2” 176 07/27/99 Raleigh, N.C. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Markus Bougaslavsky R 6’1” 190 05/15/99 Calgary, Alta Drumheller (AJHL)
Chase Brakel R 5’10” 175 12/01/98 Winnipeg, Man. Portage (MJHL)
Brendan Budy L 5’11” 180 06/06/00 Langley, B.C. Langley (BCHL)
Will Calverley R 5’10” 166 07/17/98 Scarborough, Ont. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Chrystopher Collin R 5’11” 173 05/05/99 Bois-des-Filion, Que. Flin Flon (SJHL)
Angus Crookshank L 5’11” 181 10/02/99 North Vancouver, B.C. Langley (BCHL)
Ethan de Jong R 5’10” 165 07/12/99 North Vancouver, B.C. Prince George (BCHL)
Riese Gaber R 5’7” 138 10/10/99 Gilbert Plains, Man. Dauphin (MJHL)
Keighan Gerrie R 5’11” 185 04/06/01 Thunder Bay, Ont. Thunder Bay (SIJHL)
Levi Glasman L 6’0” 165 07/31/99 Red Deer, Alta Trail (BCHL)
Dylan Halloway L 6’0” 195 09/01/01 Bragg Creek, Alta Okotoks (AJHL)
Jared Hamm L 5’9” 175 11/29/99 Warman, Sask. Notre Dame (SJHL)
Ben Hiltz L 6’2” 176 08/11/99 Weyburn, Sask. Weyburn (SJHL)
Kyle Johnson R 5’11” 180 06/03/98 Port Moody, B.C. Prince George (BCHL)
Jacob Kendall L 6’1” 188 07/30/99 Camrose, Alta Camrose (AJHL)
Will Koop R 5’9” 184 02/10/98 Winnipeg, Man. Steinbach (MJHL)
Kyler Kupka L 6’0” 170 05/11/99 Camrose, Alta Camrose (AJHL)
Michael McChesney R 5’11” 183 02/03/98 Dickinson, N.D. Estevan (SJHL)
James McIsaac R 5’11” 182 04/29/99 Winnipeg, Man. Portage (MJHL)
Alex Newhook L 5’11” 185 01/28/01 St. John’s, N.L. Victoria (BCHL)
Matt Osadick L 5’11” 170 08/02/00 Winnipeg, Man. Swan Valley (MJHL)
Chantz Petruic L 5’10” 170 06/11/99 Moose Jaw, Sask. Yorkton (SJHL)
Jamie Rome L 6’2” 200 10/03/98 Calgary, Alta Victoria (BCHL)
Isaac Saniga R 5’9” 180 06/28/00 Spruce Grove, Alta Bonnyville (AJHL)
Parker Saretsky R 6’0” 170 04/23/99 Wainright, Alta Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Brett Stapley R 5’10” 170 02/23/99 Campbell River, B.C. Vernon (BCHL)
Chase Stevenson L 5’11” 173 01/13/99 West Kelowna, B.C. West Kelowna (BCHL)
Jordan Taupert R 5’8” 155 04/24/98 Medicine Hat, Alta Drumheller (AJHL)
Carter Turnbull R 5’8” 169 09/08/98 Nanaimo, B.C. Powell River (BCHL)
Blake Wells L 6’0” 180 08/02/99 Blackie, Alta Okotoks (AJHL)
Austin Wong R 5’10” 176 10/26/00 Cochrane, Alta Okotoks (AJHL)
Rylan Van Unen L 6’1” 165 02/26/99 Kamloops, B.C. Merritt (BCHL)


Team Canada West’s coaching staff and its director of operations, Kevin Saurette (Winnipeg/MJHL), will use the selection camp to make their final evaluations – with input from the camp’s guest coaches – before naming Team Canada West’s final roster.

“As a group, we are very excited at the depth of talent, character, and work ethic of the 60 players that have been identified for selection camp,” said Saurette.

“We look forward to watching these players earn the opportunity to represent Team Canada West at what will be a very competitive selection camp. It is always a difficult process to narrow down and identify 60 players from the five leagues in the West, and I commend our coaching staff on all their hard work, dedication, and professionalism through this process.”

Meanwhile, 40 Team Canada East hopefuls will gather at the MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke, Ont., for four days of scheduled games and practices as part of Team Canada East’s evaluation process.

The players were selected from among the CJHL’s five eastern Junior A leagues: the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), Ligue de hockey junior du Québec (LHJQ), and Maritime Hockey League (MHL).

Team Canada East, the 2016 silver-medalists, will open this year’s tournament against Russia in prime time on Sunday, Dec. 10, when the World Junior A Challenge returns to Atlantic Canada this December.