2021 Capital City Challenge

2021 Capital City Challenge – Full U17 Roster

The 66 players will be divided into three teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White – and will compete against Canada’s National Women’s Team as part of its centralization schedule.

The Capital City Challenge opens on Nov. 26 at TD Place Arena, home of the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League. Canada’s centralization roster will face Team Canada White in the tournament opener at 12 p.m. ET, followed by Team Canada Black taking on Team Canada Red at 7 p.m. ET.

Full-event ticket packages can be purchased for $80 (plus applicable fees) starting Monday, Nov. 8, while single-game tickets are available starting as low as $5 at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets .

Name S/C Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Team
Joseph Costanzo L 5’11¼” 158 07/26/05 Etobicoke, Ont. Niagara (OHL)
Nathaniel Day L 6’0¾” 172 02/04/05 Grimsby, Ont. Flint (OHL)
Kyle Hagen L 5’10” 165 03/04/05 Beaconsfield, Que. Lac St-Louis (LHM18AAAQ)
Scott Ratzlaff L 6’0¼” 168 09/03/05 Irma, Alta. Seattle (WHL)
Jackson Unger L 6’0” 170 01/13/05 Calgary, Alta. Edge School (CSSHL)
Mason Vaccari L 5’11” 168 04/29/05 Mississauga, Ont. Cobourg (OJHL)
Beau Akey R 5’11¼” 170 02/11/05 Waterloo, Ont. Barrie (OHL)
Cameron Allen R 5’11½” 180 01/07/05 Toronto, Ont. Guelph (OHL)
Marc-Olivier Beaudry L 6’0’ 170 07/06/05 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. Drummondville (LHJMQ)
Tristan Bertucci L 6’0½” 176 12/07/05 Vaughan, Ont. Flint (OHL)
Oliver Bonk R 6’1” 165 01/09/05 Ottawa, Ont. St. Thomas (GOJHL)
Quinton Burns L 6’2” 170 04/14/05 Smiths Falls, Ont. Kingston (OHL)
Luke Coughlin L 5’9” 166 04/11/05 Charlottetown, P.E.I. Rimouski (LHJMQ)
Alexis Daviault L 5’11” 172 06/17/05 Orleans, Ont. Sarnia (OHL)
Lukas Dragicevic R 6’0½” 171 04/25/05 Richmond, B.C. Tri-City (WHL)
Kaden Hammell R 6’2” 180 03/12/05 Langley, B.C. Kamloops (WHL)
Mazden Leslie R 6’0” 182 04/15/05 Lloydminster, Alta. Vancouver (WHL)
Dylan MacKinnon R 6’1¼” 187 12/01/05 Riverview, N.B. Halifax (LHJMQ)
Quinn Mantei L 5’11” 175 04/23/05 Weyburn, Sask. Brandon (WHL)
Tanner Molendyk L 5’10¾” 177 02/03/05 McBride, B.C. Saskatoon (WHL)
Étienne Morin L 6’0” 171 03/09/05 Valleyfield, Que. Moncton (LHJMQ)
Émile Perron L 5”11” 172 04/10/05 Gatineau, Que. Cape Breton (LHJMQ)
Caden Price L 6’0¼”   177 08/24/05 Saskatoon, Sask. Kelowna (WHL)
Matteo Rotondi L 6’0” 190 08/15/05 St. John’s N.L. Drummondville (LHJMQ)
Olivier Savard R 6’1½” 180 01/14/05 Etobicoke, Ont. Saginaw (OHL)
Jordan Tourigny R 5’10” 151 02/28/05 Victoriaville, Que. Shawinigan (LHJMQ)
Saige Weinstein L 5’11¾” 177 05/30/05 Edmonton, Alta. Spokane (WHL)
David Adaszynski L 5’9¾” 173 05/25/05 Burnaby, B.C. Calgary (WHL)
Nathan Baril L 5’7½” 156 02/16/05 Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que. Baie-Comeau (LHJMQ)
Denver Barkey L 5’7½” 147 04/27/05 Newmarket, Ont. London (OHL)
Chris Barlas L 5’9” 179 01/10/05 Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa (OHL)
Colby Barlow L 6’0” 193 02/14/05 Vaughan, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL)
Zach Benson L 5’10” 150 05/12/05 Chilliwack, B.C. Winnipeg (WHL)
Alexis Bourque R 6’1” 172 05/26/05 Gatineau, Que. Gatineau (LHM18AAAQ)
Mathieu Cataford R 5’10½” 186 03/01/05 Saint-Constant, Que. Halifax (LHJMQ)
Vincent Collard R 6’1½” 192 03/01/05 Chicoutimi, Que. Baie-Comeau (LHJMQ)
Easton Cowan L 5’9” 154 05/20/05 Mount Brydges, Ont. Komoka (GOJHL)
Andrew Cristall L 5’9¼” 160 02/04/05 Vancouver, B.C. Kelowna (WHL)
Logan Crosby R 6’1½” 175 12/14/05 Salt Springs, N.S. Halifax (LHJMQ)
Natan Éthier L 6’0” 145 04/08/05 Rosemère, Que. Saint-Eustache (LHM18AAAQ)
Ethan Gauthier R 5’10½” 175 01/26/05 Drummondville, Que. Sherbrooke (LHJMQ)
Justin Gendron R 6’1” 183 09/30/05 Dieppe, N.B. Victoriaville (LHJMQ)
Kooper Gizowski L 5’8½” 170 05/05/05 Edmonton, Alta. Spokane (WHL)
Ty Halaburda R 6’0¾” 208 04/22/05 Victoria, B.C. Vancouver (WHL)
Riley Heidt L 5’10¼” 181 03/25/05 Saskatoon, Sask. Prince George (WHL)
Nick Lardis L 5’9¼” 155 07/08/05 Oakville, Ont. Peterborough (OHL)
Kalan Lind L 5’11¾” 153 01/25/05 Shaunavon, Sask. Red Deer (WHL)
Harrison Lodewyk L 5’9½” 180 03/01/05 Red Deer, Alta. Prince Albert (WHL)
Luke McNamara L 6’1¼” 170 03/02/05 Mississauga, Ont. Saginaw (OHL)
Ethan Miedema L 6’3¼” 201 03/22/05 Cobourg, Ont. Windsor (OHL)
Luke Misa L 5’8¾” 153 11/25/05 Oakville, Ont. Mississauga (OHL)
Bradley Nadeau R 5’7” 138 05/05/05 Saint-François, N.B. Penticton (BCHL)
Sam Oremba R 6’0½” 189 01/19/05 Regina, Sask. Seattle (WHL)
Owen Outwater L 6’1¾” 167 01/04/05 Orleans, Ont. North Bay (OHL)
Tyler Peddle L 6’0¾” 185 01/28/05 Antigonish, N.S. Drummondville (LHJMQ)
Alex Pharand R 6’2” 190 05/01/05 Sudbury, Ont. Hamilton (OHL)
Luca Pinelli L 5’8½” 160 05/04/05 Stoney Creek, Ont. Ottawa (OHL)
Carson Rehkopf L 6’2” 193 01/07/05 Vaughan, Ont. Kitchener (OHL)
Calum Ritchie R 6’1” 180 01/21/05 Oakville, Ont. Oshawa (OHL)
Ryker Singer R 5’9” 164 04/19/05 Lloydminster, Alta. Prince George (WHL)
Matthew Soto R 5’10½” 169 08/31/05 Oakville, Ont. Kingston (OHL)
Maël St-Denis L 5’11” 176 05/15/05 Sainte-Thérèse, Que. Rimouski (LHJMQ)
Carey Terrance L 5’11½” 174 05/10/05 Akwesasne, N.Y. Erie (OHL)
Matthew Wood R 6’3” 173 02/06/05 Nanaimo, B.C. Victoria (BCHL)
Brayden Yager R 5’11” 162 01/03/05 Saskatoon, Sask. Moose Jaw (WHL)
Injured and unable to participate
Maxime Coursol R 5’11” 173 03/09/05 Mirabel, Que. Rimouski (LHJMQ)
Austin Zemlak L 6’0” 186 02/26/05 Stony Plain, Alta. Victoria (WHL)


Management Staff
Chief Executive Officer Tom Renney Cranbrook, B.C. Hockey Canada
President & Chief Operating Officer Scott Smith Bathurst, N.B. Hockey Canada
Senior Vice-President, Hockey Operations Scott Salmond Creston, B.C. Hockey Canada
Management Group Philippe Boucher Saint-Apollinaire, Que. Drummondville (LHJMQ)
Director, Player Personnel Alan Millar Tottenham, Ont. Hockey Canada
Head Scout (U17) Byron Bonora Brooks, Alta. Hockey Canada
Manager, Medical Services Kevin Elliott Charlottetown, P.E.I. Hockey Canada
Manager, Hockey Operations Benoit Roy Sudbury, Ont. Hockey Canada
Coordinator, Hockey Operations Kurt Keats Winnipeg, Man. Hockey Canada
Team Staff - Canada Black
Director of Operations Kirt Hill Winnipeg, Man. Edmonton (WHL)
Head Coach Stéphane Julien Shawinigan, Que. Sherbrooke (LHJMQ)
Assistant Coach Josh Hepditch Fredericton, N.B. Moncton (LHJMQ)
Assistant Coach Jordan Smith Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Goaltending Coach Paul Drew Merlin, Ont. Charlottetown (LHJMQ)
Video Coach Landon Watson Neilburg, Sask. Regina (WHL)
Equipment Manager Riley Kosmolak Steinbach, Man. Saskatoon (WHL)
Athletic Therapist Marie-Pierre Néron Rockland, Ont. Ottawa (OHL)
Team Physician Dr. R.J. MacKenzie Albert Bridge, N.S. Cape Breton (LHJMQ)
Mental Performance Consultant Connor Primeau Cornwall, Ont. University of Ottawa (OUA)
Team Staff -  Canada Red
Director of Operations Kyle Raftis Toronto, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Head Coach Kris Mallette Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna (WHL)
Assistant Coach Gordon Burnett Regina, Sask. Moose Jaw (WHL)
Assistant Coach Carl Mallette Montreal, Que. Victoriaville (LHJMQ)
Goaltending Coach Franky Palazzese Mississauga, Ont. Sarnia (OHL)
Video Coach Nick Biamonte Bolton, Ont. Guelph (OHL)
Equipment Manager Spencer Stehouwer London, Ont. Sarnia (OHL)
Athletic Therapist Jimmy McKnight Bradford, Ont. Edmonton (WHL)
Team Physician Dr. Wanda Millard London, Ont. London (OHL)
Mental Performance Consultant Kyle McDonald Regina, Sask. Hockey Canada
Team Staff -  Canada White 
Director of Operations Connor Cameron Summerside, P.E.I. Hockey P.E.I.
Head Coach Rob Wilson Toronto, Ont. Peterborough (OHL)
Assistant Coach Brad Herauf Regina, Sask. Regina (WHL)
Assistant Coach Chad Wiseman Burlington, Ont. Guelph (OHL)
Goaltending Coach Kelly Guard Prince Albert, Sask. Prince Albert (WHL)
Video Coach Alex Matheson Ottawa, Ont. Hockey Canada
Equipment Manager Tyler Jay Charlottetown, P.E.I. Saint John (LHJMQ)
Athletic Therapist Lucie Grandmont Montreal, Que. Sherbrooke (LHJMQ)
Team Physician Dr. Ben Cameron Summerside, P.E.I. Lethbridge (WHL)
Mental Performance Consultant Josh Hoetmer Smoky Lake, Alta. Saskatoon (WHL)
2024 WWC: CAN 6 – USA 5 (Gold Medal)
Serdachny was the hero, scoring 5:16 into OT to give Canada gold.
2024 WWC: CAN 4 – CZE 0 (Semifinal)
Emily Clark had a goal and an assist, pushing Canada into the final.
2024 WWC: CAN 5 – SWE 1 (Quarterfinal)
Fast scored twice to help Canada to a spot in the semifinals.
2024 WWC: USA 1 – CAN 0 OT (Preliminary)
Desbiens was terrific with 29 saves, but Canada fell in overtime.