2017-18 National Junior Team

2017-18 National Junior Team
Gold medallists at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge, Dante Fabbro, Cale Makar and Dennis Cholowski are together again at Canada’s National Junior Team summer camp.
Sam Steel and Jonah Gadjovich scored to make it a one-goal game late, but Canada fell 7-5 to the United States on Saturday.
It has been a busy – and successful – few months for Nick and Ryan Suzuki, who both went summer camping with Team Canada.
How many Team Canada captains are among the 197 invitees? How many first-round NHL picks? How many WJAC gold medallists?
Trevor Letowski is stepping back behind the bench as an assistant coach with Team Canada, replacing Kris Knoblauch.
The road to the 2018 World Juniors begins in Plymouth, Mich., while Canada’s U17 and U18 hopefuls will gather in Calgary.
Thirty U17, U18 and U20 puck-stoppers will take to the ice June 9-11 for the annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp.
Joël Bouchard, Bruce Hamilton and Steve Staios will oversee the U20, U18 and U17 programs, respectively, next season.
Head coach Dominique Ducharme, alongside assistants Tim Hunter and Kris Knoblauch, will be back behind the bench in 2018.
Kyrou scored twice, and Canada netted four in the third to top Sweden.
McLeod was the OT hero, helping Canada come back to beat the Finns.
Hart and DiPietro made 30 saves to help Canada to a Showcase split.
Pu and Howden scored, but Canada dropped its summer camp opener.
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2017-18 NJT: USA 7 – CAN 5 (Game 5)
Steel had 1G 2A, but Canada came up just short in the Showcase finale.
2017-18 NJT: CAN 6 – FIN 5 OT (Game 3)
McLeod was the OT hero, helping Canada come back to beat the Finns.
2017 WJC: USA 5 – CAN 4 (SO) (Gold Medal)
Canada outshot the U.S. 50-36, but fell short in a shootout loss.
2017 WJC: CAN 5 – SWE 2 (Semifinal)
Gauthier scored twice to send Canada to the World Juniors final.
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