LILLEHAMMER, Norway – Team Canada has named defenceman Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Lloydminster, AMHL) captain for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, with forward Benoît-Olivier Groulx (Gatineau, Que./Gatineau, LHMAAAQ) and defenceman Jett Woo (Winnipeg, Man./Winnipeg Wild, MMAAAHL) serving as alternate captains. The 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games run Feb. 12-21 in Lillehammer.
“We feel that, so far, Ty Smith, Benoît-Olivier Groulx, and Jett Woo have exemplified the type of role models we want for our team to have the identity that we’re looking for as we look towards playing our Canadian Way,” said head coach Martin Raymond of the selection. “We feel that these three young men will continue to provide strong examples to our young players as we move forward. We are all very excited to begin the tournament in a few days.”
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