U17 World Challenge Rosters Set

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 World U17 Challenge 2015

 

 

Hockey Canada has announced the rosters for the three Team Canada squads competing in this year’s World U17 Challenge, which gets underway October 30, 2015 – November 7, 2015 in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, BC.

The eight BC 1999 born players have been split up with three on Team Black, four on Team Red and one on Team White. A total of 66 players were selected.

All but one of the BC eight are currently playing in the WHL. Griffin Mendel (Team White) is playing with the BCHL Penticton Vees. Jordan Bellerive was on the Vees last year but moved to the Hurricanes this season.

BC players:

Jordan Bellerive North Vancouver Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nolan Kneen North Vancouver Kamloops Blazers
Griffin Mendel Kelowna Penticton Vees
Michael Rasmussen Surrey Tri-City Americans
Brendan Semchuk Kamloops Vancouver Giants
Jonathan Smart Kelowna Kelowna Rockets
Scott Walford Coquitlam Victoria Royals
Nick Watson Delta Lethbridge Hurricanes

 

Here are the rosters and preliminary schedules for all three teams:

Team Black:

Same pool as Canada White, Czech and USA.

3 BC Players: Nolan Kneen (D), Scott Walford (D), Micheal Rassmussen (F)

Goaltenders

# Name Pos. Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
30 Jacob McGrath G L 6’0” 153 01/07/1999 Mississauga, Ont. St. Michael’s (OJHL)
31 Alex D’Orio G R 6’2” 199 04/28/1999 Sherbrooke, Que Magog (LHMAAAQ)

Defense

# Name Pos. Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
2 Jocktan Chainey D L 6’0” 195 09/08/1999 Asbestos, Que. Shawinigan (QMJHL)
3 Antoine Crête-Belzile D L 6’0” 188 08/19/1999 Quebec City, Que. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
4 Nolan Kneen D R 6’0” 176 03/22/1999 North Vancouver, B.C. Kamloops (WHL)
5 Alexander Krief D L 6’3” 186 03/17/1999 St-Laurent, Que. Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
6 Hayden Davis D R 6’1” 194 07/21/1999 Hamilton, Ont. Niagara (OHL)
10 Scott Walford D L 6’1” 190 01/12/1999 Coquitlam, B.C Victoria (WHL)
22 Jakob Brahaney D L 6’0” 178 03/26/1999 Campbellford, Ont. Kingston (OHL)

Forwards

# Name Pos. Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
7 Ben Jones F L 5’11” 168 02/26/1999 Waterloo, Ont. Niagara (OHL)
8 Jake Leschyshyn F L 5’10” 180 03/10/1999 Grasswood, Sask. Regina (WHL)
9 Joseph Veleno F L 6’0” 180 Kirkland, Que. Saint John (QMJHL)
11 Brady Gilmour F L 5’10” 161 04/18/1999 Grafton, Ont. Saginaw (OHL)
12 Stelio Mattheos F R 6’0” 190 06/14/1999 Winnipeg, Man. Brandon (WHL)
14 Michael Rasmussen F L 6’5” 202 04/17/1999 South Surrey, B.C. Tri-City (WHL)
15 Kyle Olson F R 5’10” 150 03/22/1999 Calgary, Alta. Tri-City (WHL)
16 Shane Bowers F R 6’0” 170 07/30/1999 Herring Cove, N.S. Waterloo (USHL)
17 David Levin  F L 5’10” 150 09/16/1999 North York, Ont. Sudbury (OHL)
18 Matthew Strome F L 6’3” 189 01/06/1999 Mississauga, Ont. Hamilton (OHL)
19 Josh Paterson F R 6’1” 196 01/21/1999 Edmonton, Alta. Saskatoon (WHL)
20 Dawson Holt F R 5’11” 185 02/16/1999 Saskatoon, Sask. Vancouver (WHL)
21 Alex-Olivier Voyer F R 6’1” 179 04/10/1999 Sherbrooke, Que. Rimouski (QMJHL)
Team Black Schedule:
01 Preliminary A Sun Nov 1
Encana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, B.C.
4:30 PM EST 2:30 pm MT
07 Preliminary A Mon Nov 2
Encana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, B.C.
9:00 PM EST 7:00 pm MT
11 Preliminary A Tue Nov 3
Encana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, B.C.
9:00 PM EST 7:00 pm MT

Team Red:

Same pool as Finland, Russia & Sweden.

4 BC Players: Jonathan Smart (D), Nick Watson (D), Jordie Bellerive (F), Brendan Semchuk (F).

Goaltenders

# Name Pos. Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
1 Michael DiPietro G L 6’0” 198 06/09/1999 Amherstburg, Ont. Windsor (OHL)
31 Kyle Jessiman G L 5’9” 162 01/12/1999 Châteauguay, Que. Cape Breton (QMJHL)

Defence

# Name Pos. Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
2 Markus Phillips D L 5’11” 207 03/21/1999 Vaughan, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL)
3 Josh Brook D R 6’0” 184 06/17/1999 Roblin, Man. Moose Jaw (WHL)
4 Jonathan Smart D L 6’0” 172 06/01/1999 Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna (WHL)
5 Ian Blacker D L 6’3” 180 05/27/1999 Oakville, Ont. Oakville (OJHL)
6 Jacob Paquette D L 6’2” 194 05/26/1999 Ottawa, Ont. Kingston (OHL)
7 Walter Flower D R 6’1” 165 05/07/1999 Lunenburg, N.S. Halifax (QMJHL)
9 Nick Watson D L 6’1” 181 07/23/1999 Delta, B.C. Lethbridge (WHL)

Forward

# Name Pos. Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
8 Cody Glass F R 6’1” 168 04/01/1999 Winnipeg, Man. Portland (WHL)
10 Zach Gallant F L 6’1” 182 03/06/1999 Oakville, Ont. Peterborough (OHL)
11 Peyton Hoyt F R 5’9” 169 02/18/1999 Fredericton, N.B. Cape Breton (QMJHL)
12 Brett Neumann F R 5’8” 164 02/15/1999 Toronto, Ont. Erie (OHL)
14 Maxime Comtois F L 6’1” 192 01/08/1999 Ste-Martine, Que. Victoriaville (QMJHL)
15 Jordan Bellerive F L 5’9” 194 05/02/1999 North Vancouver, B.C. Lethbridge (WHL)
16 Antoine Morand F L 5’9” 170 02/18/1999 Mercier, Que. Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
17 Jack Studnicka F L 6’0” 163 02/18/1999 Tecumseh, Ont. Oshawa (OHL)
18 MacKenzie Entwistle F R 6’4” 169 07/14/1999 Georgetown, Ont. Hamilton (OHL)
19 Isaac Ratcliffe F L 6’4” 192 02/15/1999 London, Ont. Guelph (OHL)
20 Joël Teasdale F L 5’11” 197 03/11/1999 Beloeil, Que. Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
21 Brendan Semchuk F R 5’11” 170 02/21/1999 Kamloops, B.C. Vancouver (WHL)
22 Shawn Boudrias F R 6’3” 189 09/14/1999 Terrebonne, Que. Charlottetown (QMJHL)

 

Team Red Schedule:

04 Preliminary B Sun Nov 1
North Peace Arena, Fort St. John, B.C.
9:00 PM EST 7:00 pm MT
08 Preliminary B Mon Nov 2
North Peace Arena, Fort St. John, B.C.
9:00 PM EST 7:00 pm MT
12 Preliminary B Tue Nov 3
North Peace Arena, Fort St. John, B.C.
9:00 PM EST 7:00 pm MT

Team White:

Same pool as Canada Black, Czech and USA.

1 BC Player: Griffin Mendel (D)

 

Goaltenders

# Name Pos. Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
1 Ian Scott G L 6’3” 170 01/11/1999 Calgary, Alta. Prince Albert (WHL)
30 Matthew Welsh G L 5’10” 183 07/13/1999 Halifax, N.S. Charlottetown (QMJHL)

Defence

# Name Pos. Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
2 Evan Bouchard D R 6’2” 179 10/20/1999 Burlington, Ont. London (OHL)
3 Jarrod Gourley D L 6’1” 195 06/29/1999 Calgary, Alta. Brooks (AJHL)
4 Ian Mitchell D R 5’10” 165 01/18/1999 Calahoo, Alta. Spruce Grove (AJHL)
5 Jérémy Groleau D L 6’2” 182 10/25/1999 Lévis, Que. Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
6 Griffin Mendel D L 6’3” 204 02/18/1999 Kelowna, B.C. Penticton (BCHL)
7 Yan Aucoin D L 6’1” 212 08/01/1999 Fatima, Que. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
23 Elijah Roberts D L 5’8” 154 01/23/1999 Brampton, Ont. Kitchener (OHL)

Forwards

# Name Pos. Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Hometown Current Team
8 Greg Meireles F R 5’10” 167 01/01/1999 Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa (CCHL)
10 Ryan McLeod F L 6’1” 182 09/21/1999 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga (OHL)
11 Jaret Anderson-Dolan F L 5’11” 180 09/12/1999 Calgary, Alta. Spokane (WHL)
12 Austen Keating F L 5’11” 165 03/07/1999 Guelph, Ont. Ottawa (OHL)
14 Matthew Struthers F L 6’1” 180 12/26/1999 Milton, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL)
15 James Hamblin F L 5’9” 156 04/27/1999 Edmonton, Alta. Medicine Hat (WHL)
16 Brett Davis F L 5’11” 176 06/01/1999 Oakbank, Man. Lethbridge (WHL)
17 Nick Suzuki  F R 5’10” 185 08/10/1999 London, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL)
18 Robert Thomas  F R 5’10” 176 07/02/1999 Aurora, Ont. London (OHL)
19 Gabe Vilardi F R 6’2” 185 08/16/1999 Kingston, Ont. Windsor (OHL)
20 Hayden Ostir F R 5’10” 181 07/06/1999 Winnipeg, Man. Spokane (WHL)
21 Owen Tippett F R 6’0” 182 02/16/1999 Peterborough, Ont. Mississauga (OHL)
22 Louis-Philip Côté F L 6’0” 174 05/02/1999 Laurier-Station, Que. Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

 

Team White Schedule:

01 Preliminary A Sun Nov 1
Encana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, B.C.
4:30 PM EST 2:30 pm MT
05 Preliminary A Mon Nov 2
Encana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, B.C.
4:30 PM EST 2:30 pm MT
09 Preliminary A Tue Nov 3
Encana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, B.C.
4:30 PM EST 2:30 pm MT