5 BC 98s make U17 rosters, only 3 teams this year

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Oct 2, 2014

SARNIA, Ont. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Thursday the three Canadian rosters for the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scheduled for Nov. 2-8 in Sarnia-Lambton, Ont.

The tournament will be the first to feature three Canadian national teams – Black, Red and White. From 1986 to 2014, Canada was represented by five regional teams: Atlantic, Ontario, Pacific, Quebec and West. The new format is expected to produce more competitive teams in the tournament.

BC players who have been selected for the tournament include: D: Beck Melanstyn (Delta, OHA Bantam/Midget);  F: Jake Kriski (Vancouver, BWC, Okanagan Rockets), D: Dante Fabbro (Coquitlam, BWC, NW Giants), Tyson Jost (Leduc/Kelowna PoE Bantam, Okanagan Rockets), and D: Josh Anderson (Duncan, Cowichan Valley Bantam, South Island Royals).

“It is an exciting day for Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence,” said Scott Salmond, vice-president of hockey operations and national teams with Hockey Canada. “This is a tremendous group of 66 players we have named today, and we’re confident they will represent their country with pride and passion as we kick off a new era for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.”

The 66 players were selected by Ryan Jankowski, Hockey Canada’s director of player personnel, together with Joël Bouchard, a member of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence management group, and regional scouts Donald Audette (Quebec), Brad McEwen (West), Kevin Mitchell (Atlantic) and Kyle Raftis (Ontario).

Players were evaluated with their club teams early in the 2014-15 season, at Canada’s national under-17 development camp in Calgary, Alta., in August, and during the 2013-14 season, including at three regional under-16 events: the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, OHL Gold Cup and QMJHL Excellence Challenge.

The 24-game World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will be centered out of the RBC Centre, home of the OHL’s Sarnia Sting, but will also feature games at The Shores Recreation

Full-tournament ticket packages are now on sale in both host communities; 12-game packages in Sarnia are available for $215, while an 11-game package in Lambton Shores is on sale for $185. Lambton Shores package holders can add tickets to the bronze medal game and gold medal game in Sarnia for an additional $60.

For more information on tickets, including how to purchase, call (519) 541-1717 or visit the RBC Centre box office.

 

Team Black:

Goaltenders

# Player Position Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
1 Reilly Pickard G L 5’11” 184 08/22/98 Halifax, N.S. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
30 Stuart Skinner G L 6’4” 196 11/01/98 Edmonton, Alta. Lethbridge (WHL)

Defense

# Player Position Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
2 Ryely McKinstry D L 6’1” 182 07/26/98 Calgary, Alta. Vancouver (WHL)
3 Jake Bean D L 6’0” 175 09/06/98 Calgary, Alta. Calgary (WHL)
4 Kale Clague D L 6’0” 194 06/05/98 Lloydminster, Alta. Brandon (WHL)
5 Tyler Nother D R 6’3” 188 02/07/98 Orangeville, Ont. London (OHL)
6 Jacob Neveu D R 6’2” 194 01/12/98 Rouyn-Noranda, Que. Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
8 Reagan O’Grady D R 6’0” 181 12/15/98 Brampton, Ont. Kingston (OHL)
23 Samuel Girard D L 5’9” 155 05/12/98 Roberval, Que. Shawinigan (QMJHL)

Forwards

# Player Position Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
7 Nolan Volcan F L 5’8” 183 07/04/98 Edmonton, Alta. Seattle (WHL)
9 Cliff Pu F R 6’1” 178 06/03/98 Vaughan, Ont. Oshawa (OHL)
10 Beck Malenstyn F L 6’1” 184 02/04/98 Delta, B.C. Calgary (WHL)
11 Zach Poirier F R 5’11” 186 05/12/98 Mountain, Ont. North Bay (OHL)
12 Sam Steel F L 5’11” 165 02/03/98 Sherwood Park, Alta. Regina (WHL)
14 Christopher Paquette F R 6’1” 174 03/27/98 Kingston, Ont. Niagara (OHL)
16 Pascal Laberge F R 6’1” 160 04/09/98 Sainte-Martine, Que. Gatineau (QMJHL)
17 Tyler Benson F L 6’0” 196 03/15/98 Edmonton, Alta. Vancouver (WHL)
18 Pierre-Luc Dubois F L 6’1” 180 06/24/98 Rimouski, Que. Cape Breton (QMJHL)
19 Matthew Hotchkiss F L 6’1” 195 02/06/98 Whitby, Ont. Guelph (OHL)
20 Lucas Thierus F R 5’11” 174 01/18/98 Saint-Eustache, Que. Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
21 Félix Lauzon F L 5’8” 177 04/30/98 Roxton Pond, Que. Victoriaville (QMJHL)
22 Brandon Saigeon F L 6’1” 191 06/14/98 Grimsby, Ont. Belleville (OHL)

Team Red:

Goaltenders

# Player Position Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
1 Evan Fitzpatrick G L 6’4” 202 01/28/98 Lower Sackville, N.S. Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
30 Dylan Wells G L 6’2” 165 01/03/98 St. Catharines, Ont. Peterborough (OHL)

Defense

# Player Position Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
2 Logan Stanley D L 6’6” 210 05/26/98 Waterloo, Ont. Windsor (OHL)
3 Thomas Grégoire D R 5’11” 152 07/15/98 Sherbrooke, Que. Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
4 Matthew Timms D L 5’9” 191 05/12/98 Waterdown, Ont. Peterborough (OHL)
5 Dante Fabbro D R 6’1” 185 06/20/98 Coquitlam, B.C. Penticton (BCHL)
6 Sean Day D L 6’2” 229 01/09/98 Toronto, Ont. Mississauga (OHL)
8 Victor Mete D L 5’10” 165 06/07/98 Woodbridge, Ont. London (OHL)
14 Guillaume Beck D R 6’1” 183 10/17/98 Lachenaie, Que. Victoriaville (QMJHL)

Forwards

# Player Position Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
7 Jake Kryski F L 5’11” 170 08/03/98 Kelowna, B.C. Kamloops (WHL)
9 Michael McLeod F R 6’1” 184 02/03/98 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga (OHL)
11 Adam Mascherin F L 5’9” 202 06/06/98 Maple, Ont. Kitchener (OHL)
12 Tye Felhaber F L 5’11” 182 08/05/98 Pembroke, Ont. Saginaw (OHL)
15 William Bitten F R 5’9” 154 07/10/98 Gloucester, Ont. Plymouth (OHL)
16 Samuel Guilbault F L 5’10” 177 04/09/98 Varennes, Que. Charlottetown (QMJHL)
17 Tyler Hylland F L 5’9” 173 04/21/98 Mercier, Que. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
18 Givani Smith F L 6’1” 197 02/27/98 Thornhill, Ont. Barrie (OHL)
19 Nolan Patrick F R 6’3” 192 09/19/98 Winnipeg, Man. Brandon (WHL)
20 Noah Gregor F L 5’11” 163 08/28/98 Beaumont, Alta. Moose Jaw (WHL)
21 Miguel Picard F L 6’0” 167 05/08/98 St-Gabriel, Que. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
22 Logan Brown F L 6’5” 215 03/05/98 Carleton Place, Ont. Windsor (OHL)
23 Mason Shaw F L 5’8” 165 11/03/98 Lloydminster, Alta. Medicine Hat (WHL)

Team White:

Goaltenders

# Player Position Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
1 Samuel Harvey G L 6’0” 190 02/04/98 Alma, Que. Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
31 Ryan Kubic G L 5’11” 180 01/07/98 Winnipeg, Man. Vancouver (WHL)

Defense

# Player Position Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
2 Josh Anderson D L 6’3” 215 08/29/98 Duncan, B.C. Prince George (WHL)
3 Luke Green D R 5’11” 174 01/12/98 Bedford, N.S Saint John (QMJHL)
4 Josh Mahura D L 6’0” 165 05/05/98 St. Albert, Alta. Red Deer (WHL)
5 Jakob Chychrun D L 6’2” 194 03/31/98 Toronto, Ont. Sarnia (OHL)
6 Nicolas Hague D R 6’5” 200 12/05/98 Kitchener, Ont. Kitchener (GOJHL)
7 David Quenneville D R 5’8” 175 03/13/98 Edmonton, Alta. Medicine Hat (WHL)
9 Gabriel Bilodeau D R 6’1” 171 06/04/98 Laval, Que. Val-d’Or (QMJHL)

Forwards

# Player Position Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
8 Michael O’Leary F L 6’1” 161 01/01/98 Halifax, N.S Salisbury School (USHS)
10 Tyson Jost F L 6’0” 195 03/14/98 Kelowna, B.C. Penticton (BCHL)
11 Jordan Kyrou F R 5’11” 169 05/08/98 Toronto, Ont. Sarnia (OHL)
12 Jordan Maher F R 5’11” 165 03/11/98 Gander, N.L. Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
14 Michael Pezzetta F L 6’1” 192 03/13/98 Toronto, Ont. Sudbury (OHL)
15 Hunter Moreau F L 5’8” 164 05/04/98 Saint-Lazare, Que. Rimouski (QMJHL)
16 Tanner Kaspick F L 6’0” 193 01/28/98 Brandon, Man. Brandon (WHL)
17 Dillon Dube F L 5’10” 175 07/20/98 Cochrane, Alta. Kelowna (WHL)
18 Taylor Raddysh F R 6’1” 198 02/18/98 Caledon, Ont. Erie (OHL)
19 Travis Barron F L 6’1” 198 08/17/98 Belfountain, Ont. Ottawa (OHL)
20 Alexander Katerinakis F R 5’10” 167 04/25/98 Laval, Que. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
21 Jonathan Ang F R 5’10” 150 01/31/98 Markham, Ont. Peterborough (OHL)
22 Brett Howden F L 6’2” 187 03/28/98 Oakbank, Man. Moose Jaw (WHL)