11 added to Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team
Canada completes pre-tournament roster with player additions
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April 5, 2017
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ETOBICOKE, Ont. – Hockey Canada has announced the addition of 11 players to its pre-tournament roster for the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia, beginning later this month.

Joining the early roster announced on April 4 are goaltenders Alexis Gravel (Asbestos, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) and Jacob McGrath (Mississauga, Ont./Sudbury, OHL); defencemen Josh Brook (Roblin, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL)Jocktan Chainey (Asbestos, Que./Halifax, QMJHL)Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) and Jett Woo (Winnipeg/Moose Jaw, WHL); and forwards MacKenzie Entwistle (Georgetown, Ont./Hamilton, OHL)Liam Hawel (Arnprior, Ont./Guelph, OHL)Kyle Olson (Calgary/Tri-City, WHL)Nate Schnarr (Waterloo, Ont./Guelph, OHL) and Matthew Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Hamilton, OHL).

Gravel, Woo, and McIsaac join the six previously-announced under-aged players who are using the pre-tournament camp and games as an opportunity to further develop and gain international experience. Hockey Canada will still have an opportunity to add players to the roster as teams are eliminated in Canadian Hockey League (CHL) playoffs.

The team departs today for Slovakia to continue its training camp and play two pre-tournament games – April 9 in Bratislava versus Russia; and April 10 in Piestany versus Switzerland.

Canada opens the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship on April 13 against Latvia; it will also play Finland, Slovakia and Switzerland in preliminary-round action. TSN, the official broadcast partner of Hockey Canada, is broadcasting 12 games, including all of Team Canada’s match-ups at the IIHF U18 World Championship. RDS will broadcast 10 games, including Canada’s four preliminary-round games, two quarter-finals, both semifinals, and the bronze- and gold-medal games.

Canada has won seven medals at the IIHF U18 World Championship, including three gold medals (2003, 2008, 2013).

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow along via social media on FacebookTwitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Men.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

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