Saint John, NB - The coaching and management staff of Team Atlantic 2008, in conjunction with Hockey
Canada’s Atlantic Regional Centre, announced today that Travis Randell has been named Captain of Team
Atlantic’s entry at the upcoming World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in London, Ontario.
“Travis Randell is a leader on and off the ice and we are very pleased to be naming him as Captain of our
team today,” stated Ken MacDougall, Head Coach for Team Atlantic. “The staff was impressed with Travis at our
summer evaluation camp and we have continued to follow his progress during the first half of the season and
the staff likes what they see from him as a young player in the QMJHL.”
Randell from Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador is a member of the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec
Major Junior Hockey League. Randell also represented his home province at the 2007 Canada Winter Games as a
member of Team Newfoundland and Labrador.
The coaching and management staff also announced that Steven Anthony, Cameron Critchlow, Devon MacAusland,
and Brad Yetman have been named Assistant Captains for Team Atlantic 2008. As International Ice Hockey
Federation rules only allow for a captain and two assistants to be named in each game, the Assistant Captains
will rotate the assistant captaincy during the event.
“I am very pleased with the make-up of our leadership group,” added MacDougall. “Each of these players
possesses a lot of skill, work ethic, character, and the drive to compete. All have experience at a high
level of competition as all represented their respective home province at the Canada Games last year. We are
fortunate to have quality young men like these in our program.”
Steven Anthony from Halifax, Nova Scotia is a member of the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior
Hockey League. Anthony was a member of the 2007 Nova Scotia Canada Games Hockey Team.
Cameron Critchlow from Moncton, New Brunswick is a member of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major
Junior Hockey League. Critchlow was a member of the 2007 New Brunswick Canada Game Hockey Team.
Devon MacAusland from Moncton, New Brunswick is a member of the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major
Junior Hockey League. MacAusland was a member of the 2007 New Brunswick Canada Games Hockey Team.
Brad Yetman from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador is a member of the Shawinigan Cataractes of the
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Yetman was a member of the 2007 Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Games
Team Atlantic will travel to London, Ontario on December 26th. After practicing on December 27th and
playing an exhibition game against Slovakia on December 28th, Team Atlantic will play their first tournament
game against Team USA on December 29th. Team Atlantic will also face off against Team West, Russia, and
Germany in the round robin portion of the event.