POPRAD, Slovakia –
Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary/Spokane, WHL) will wear the ‘C’ on his Team
Canada jersey at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Poprad and Spisska
Nova Ves, Slovakia, April 13-23.
Anderson-Dolan will be joined by alternate captains Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg/Brandon, WHL)
and Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL).
“We are very excited about our leadership group,” said Darren Rumble
(Barrie, Ont./Moncton, QMJHL), head coach of Canada’s National Men’s
Under-18 Team. “Jaret, Max and Stelio have shown great leadership right
from day one. They are excellent competitors on the ice, and super people
off the ice.”
Twenty players have been registered to play for Canada when the puck drops
on the opening game against Latvia on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Hockey Canada can add up to three more players to its
before the playoff round begins April 20.
“It’s a huge honour; if you look at some of the guys who’ve worn the ‘C’
for Team Canada before, there’s some big names out there,” said
Anderson-Dolan about Wednesday’s news. “It’s just an honour to be
recognized on this team as one of its leaders. I’m going to do everything I
can to represent Canada as best I can and to help us win a gold medal.”
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-final games, 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 Facebook, Twitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Men.