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Who are the players to watch at the 2019 TELUS Cup?

Jason La Rose
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April 22, 2019
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Who will be looked upon in the dying minutes of a tie game? Who will be counted upon to provide leadership on the long road to a national title? Who will make the key pass? Score the big goal? Make the huge save?

Three players from each of the six teams competing in Thunder Bay, Ont., have been identified as Players to Watch at the 2019 TELUS Cup.

Who made the list?

CALGARY

Garin Bjorklund
athletic goaltender ... loves to compete … plays the puck well … challenges shooters … good leadership … tremendous teammate

Jayden Grubee
big, strong centre … plays tough and physical … skates extremely well … hard to handle one-on-one … good on face-offs

Justin Ross
leads on and off the ice … quick … excellent skills around the net … competes hard in battles … elusive playmaker

HALIFAX

Jacob Goobie
plays with poise … solid rebound control … very good puck-handling skills … smart … bigger the game, better he plays

Matthew MacDonald
exceptional skater … plays a 200-foot game … strong on the PK … aggressive on the forecheck … tracks the puck well

Mitchell McLeod
loves to compete … goal scorer … can score off the rush or from dirty areas … strong skater … plays bigger than his size

MAGOG

Isaac Belliveau
puck-moving defenceman … contributes at both ends of the ice … can skate puck out of trouble … strong on his skates

Justin Robidas
great skater … tremendous hockey sense … loves to create offensively … plays a 200-foot game … good bloodlines

Tristan Roy
power forward … uses size to his advantage … very good hands in tight … hard, accurate shot … loves to play physical

THUNDER BAY

Anthony Biniaris
very smart with the puck … a minute-muncher … plays in all situations … makes a good first pass … sees the ice well

Mackenzie Sedgwick
plays an honest game … deceptive speed … does things the right way … makes things happen … heart-and-soul player

Christian Veneruzzo
plays bigger than his size … not afraid to get dirty … scores big goals … motor is always running … loves the front of the net

TISDALE

Cade Hayes
pure goal scorer … very good wrist shot … leads by example … makes his teammates better … knows how to create chances

Landon Kosior
makes a great first pass … quarterbacks the PP … not afraid to jump into the rush … smart with the puck … smooth skater

Jayden Wiens
offensive catalyst … sees the ice very well … knows how to make plays… excels in all situations … strong on his skates

TORONTO

Jordan Broome
puck-carrying defenceman … explosive speed … confident with the puck … makes smart decisions … very good shot

Joshua Currie
strong two-way game … deadly on the PP … very quick feet … smooth stick-handling skills … plays tough and physical

Noah DeSantis
very good shot-blocker … strong passer … has a big shot … specialist on the PK … doesn’t make mistakes defensively

For more information:

Dominick Saillant
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
514-895-9706
[email protected]

 

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
[email protected]

 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
Office: 403-777-4567
Mobile: 905-906-5327
[email protected]

 

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