Hockey Canada Network |
World U18 Championship Begins on Wednesday in Sweden Ty Wishart Named Canada's Team Captain, Ben Maxwell and Jamie McGinn Named Alternate Captains
April 11, 2006

HALMSTAD, SWEDEN – Canada’s 2006 World Championship Under-18 team will open the 2006 IIHF World Under-18 Championship on Wednesday, April 12th versus Slovakia in Halmstad, Sweden.

On Tuesday, Canada’s head coach Greg Gilbert (Mississauga, OHL), along with assistant coaches Guy Boucher (Rimouski, QMJHL) and Kirk Muller (Queen’s University) announced that defenseman Ty Wishart (Comox, BC – Prince George, WHL) will be Canada’s team captain and Ben Maxwell (North Vancouver, BC – Kootenay, WHL) and Jamie McGinn (Fergus, ON – Ottawa, OHL) will be Canada’s alternate captains for the 2006 IIHF World Under 18 Championship.

All three players named today were members of Canada’s gold medal winning Under-18 Junior World Cup in August, 2005, which took place in the Czech Republic.  Maxwell and McGill served as alternate captains on that team.

The 2006 IIHF World Under-18 Championship consists of two groups in two venues/cities: Angelholm and Halmstad, Sweden, with the event running from April 12-22.  Canada is will play in group B, based in Halmstad, along with Finland, Norway, Slovakia and the host country, Sweden.

Canada named its roster last Thursday before traveling to Sweden on Friday evening and training in Tyringe, Sweden for the last four days.  Canada played two exhibition games: tying Sweden 2-2 on Sunday and beating Germany 8-1 on Monday evening.

Canada’s Under-18 team is made up of the best available players born in 1988 or later, who are not competing, or have been eliminated in the playoffs from their respective club teams.

Real time statistics for all of Canada’s games and all games in the Championship will be available LIVE at   TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada, will carry games LIVE from Sweden and the IIHF World Under-18 Championship, beginning with Canada’s fourth game, on April 17th versus Finland (check local listings).  There will be no TV or radio coverage of Canada’s first three games of the Championship, other than real time on-line statistics.

Visit the official website of Hockey Canada, to view Canada’s 2006 IIHF Under-18 Championship roster, schedule, team updates and more information on the event.

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2014 PARA: CAN 10 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Mar 08, 2014
Gale, Dixon and Rempel had four points each to lead Canada to a win.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Photo Credit: