Canada's 2003 World Under-18 Championship Roster Named
April 2, 2003

CALGARY, ALBERTA – The Canadian Hockey Association and the Canadian Hockey League have named Canada’s World Championship Under-18 roster of 22 players for the 2003 IIHF World Under 18 Hockey Championship, taking place this spring from April 12-22, 2003 in Yaroslavl, Russia.

Canada's 2003 World Championship Under-18 Team is comprised of players under 18 years old (born in 1985) whose teams are not competing in either the CHL, Junior A or collegiate playoffs.

Mike Kelly, from Shamrock, PEI, is the team’s head coach. Kelly will be joined behind the bench by assistant coaches Brad McCrimmon (Dodsland, SK) and Pascal Vincent (Laval, QC/Cape Breton, QMJHL).

The 2003 IIHF World Under-18 Championship roster includes ten members (Belle, Bernier, Bissonnette, Coburn, Dixon, Green, Pouliot, Seabrook, Stewart, Tardif) of the 2002 National Under-18 Summer Team which captured the Eight Nations Cup in Slovakia in August 2002. Four other players (Beauchemin, Chapman, Colliton, Getzlaf) named to Team Canada also attended the August 2002 Summer Under-18 Camp in Calgary, AB.

All twenty-two players played in the CHL in 2002-2003, with eight players coming from the WHL and OHL, six players from the QMJHL. The players will be joining the staff in Toronto on prior to departing for Russia and World Championship on April 6th.

Team Schedule while in Toronto, ON – April 5-6, 2003 All times ET

Saturday, April 5th 9-10am Practice Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ON)

Sunday, April 6th 10-11:15am Practice Beatrice Ice Gardens (York Univ.)

7:25 pm AC 846 Toronto to Munich (Germany)

Canada’s National Under-18 Program consists of two separate teams, assembled twice a year. The National Under-18 Summer Program, which captured a gold medal at the 2002 Eight Nations Cup in August, 2002, and Canada’s Under-18 World Championship Team which Kelly will coach in Russia.


Player Pos. S/C Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown 2002-2003 Team
Joueur Pos. L/C T. P. Naissance Ville d’origine Équipe 2002-2003
Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
Beauchemin, Réjean G L/G 6'0.5 184 05/03/85 Winnipeg, MB Prince Albert (WHL)
Munce, Ryan G L/G 6'1.5 180 04/16/85 Mississauga, ON Sarnia (OHL)
Belle, Shawn D L/G 6'1 212 01/03/85 Edmonton, AB Tri-Cities (WHL)
Bissonnette, Paul D L/G 6'2 210 03/11/85 Welland, ON Saginaw (OHL)
Chapman, Brennan D L/G 510 191 01/11/85 Lloydminster, AB Regina (WHL)
Coburn, Braydon D L/G 6'4.5 208 02/27/85 Shaunavon, SK Portland (WHL)
Coulombe, Patrick D L/G 5’9 160 04/23/85 St-Fabien, QC Rimouski (LHJMQ)
Green, Mike D R/D 6'0 190 10/12/85 Calgary, AB Saskatoon (WHL)
Seabrook, Brent D R/D 6'2 227 04/20/85 Delta, BC Lethbridge (WHL)
Bernier, Steve F/A R/D 6'1.5 228 03/31/85 Québec, QC Moncton (LHJMQ)
Bolduc, Alexandre F/A L/G 6'11 185 06/25/85 Montréal, QC Rouyn-Noranda (LHJMQ)
Carcillo, Daniel F/A L/G 5’11 183 02/28/85 King City, ON Sarnia (OHL)
Carter, Jeff F/A R/D 6'3 193 01/01/85 London, ON Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Colliton, Jeremy F/A R/D 6'2 201 01/13/85 Blackie, AB Prince Albert (WHL)
Crombeen, B.J. F/A R/D 6'1.5 200 07/10/85 Newmarket, ON Barrie (OHL)
Dixon, Stephen F/A L/G 5’10 180 09/07/85 Halifax, NS Cape Breton (LHJMQ)
Getzlaf, Ryan F/A L/G 6'2 192 05/10/85 Regina, SK Calgary (WHL)
Platt, Geoff F/A L/G 5'8.5 172 07/10/85 Mississauga, ON Saginaw (OHL)
Pouliot, Marc-Antoine F/A R/D 6'1.5 183 05/22/85 Québec, QC Rimouski (LHJMQ)
Roussin, Dany F/A L/G 6'1.5 190 01/09/85 Québec, QC Rimouski (LHJMQ)
Stewart, Anthony F/A L/G 6'1 230 01/05/85  Scarborough, ON Kingston (OHL)
Tardif, Jamie F/A L/G 5'11 211  01/23/85 Welland, ON Peterborough (OHL)
Dir., High Performance
/Dir., haute performance:
Denis Hainault CHA /ACH Montréal, QC
Head Scout/Dépisteur en chef: Blair Mackasey CHA/ACH Beaconsfield, QC
Head coach/Entraîneur-chef:  Mike Kelly NJT/ÉNJ Shamrock, PEI
Assistant coach/Entraîneur adjoint:  Brad McCrimmon Calgary (NHL) Dodsland, SK
Assistant coach/Entraîneur adjoint:  Pascal Vincent Cape Breton (LHJMQ) Laval, QC
Video coach/Entraîneur vidéo :  Ryan Jankowski CHA/ACH Calgary, AB
Equipment manager/Gérant de l’équipement: Jeff Lang CHA/ACH Regina, SK
Team therapist/Thérapeute d’équipe:  Doug Stacey   Hamilton, ON
Team physician/Médecin d’équipe :  Dr. Rizqi Ibrahim  Swift Current (WHL) Swift Current, SK
Coord., High Performance/Coord., haute performance: Ron Pyette CHA/ACH Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Education Consultant/Consultant en education :  Jim Rooney Guelph (OHL)  Guelph, ON

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