TORONTO, Ont. - Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Wednesday that forward Hunter Garlent (Thorold, Ont./Guelph, OHL) has been added to Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team training camp roster.
Garlent recorded 31 points in 50 games with the Storm, scoring 12 goals and adding 19 assists, finishing 11th in team scoring. He will travel to Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday with the rest of the camp roster to participate in pre-tournament games ahead of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.
The camp roster now includes 23 players – three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards. Garlent is the 12th player on the roster who competed at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Hockey Canada has invited select under-age players that will travel to Sochi, Russia, and play in pre-competition games to get added experience playing international competition before returning to Canada prior to the start of the tournament. Players that have been eliminated from the CHL playoffs will be added to complete the roster for the world championship.
Canada will play two pre-tournament games before the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, on April 14 against the United States and April 16 against the Czech Republic. Canada will open the tournament on April 18 against Slovakia.