Hockey Canada Names Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team Roster

The following is a press release from Hockey Canada.

Hockey Canada Names Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team Roster For 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Team Canada opens tournament against Denmark on Friday night

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Friday the 18 players named to Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team for the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, April 14-24 in Grand Forks, N.D.

The roster includes two goalies, six defencemen and 10 forwards, as well as seven players (Bitten, Fabbro, Jost, Kyrou, Malenstyn, McLeod, and Quenneville) who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2015 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in the Czech Republic and Slovakia last summer, and three players (Comtois, Phillips, and Tippett) who participated in the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C., last November.

Three under-age players (Anderson-Dolan, DiPietro, and Rasmussen), who were invited to the pre-competition camp in Winnipeg, Man., and played in pre-tournament games to gain additional experience against international competition, remain with the team as Canada awaits the addition of players to complete its roster once Canadian Hockey League teams are eliminated from the playoffs.

The 1998- and 1999-born players were selected by Hockey Canada’s director of player personnel, Ryan Jankowski who built the roster with support from head coach Shaun Clouston (Viking, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL), and assistant coaches Serge Lajoie (St. Albert, Alta./University of Alberta, CWUAA) and Jarrod Skalde (Niagara Falls, Ont./Guelph, OHL), along with national team alumnus Ryan Smyth, who is part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence management group.

“Following our pre-competition camp and pre-tournament schedule, we feel we have built a team that is well-prepared as we move forward throughout the tournament and as we look to bring home a gold medal,” said Jankowski.

Canada opens the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship tonight, April 15 against Denmark; it will also play the Czech Republic, Finland, and Slovakia in preliminary-round action. TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast 12 games, including all Team Canada match-ups.

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

Goaltenders

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
Pro Status
1 Evan Fitzpatrick G L 6’3” 222 01/28/1998 Lower Sackville, N.S. Sherbrooke (QMJHL) 2016 Draft
30 Stuart Skinner G L 6’4” 209 11/01/1998 Edmonton, Alta. Lethbridge (WHL) 2017 Draft

Defencemen

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
Pro Status
4 Dante Fabbro D R 6’0” 189 06/20/1998 Coquitlam, B.C. Penticton (BCHL) 2016 Draft
5 Jakob Chychrun D L 6’2” 194 03/31/1998 Toronto, Ont. Sarnia (OHL) 2016 Draft
17 Markus Phillips D L 5’11” 207 03/21/1999 Vaughan, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL) 2017 Draft
18 David Quenneville D R 5’8” 182 03/13/1998 Edmonton, Alta. Medicine Hat (WHL) 2016 Draft
20 Logan Stanley D L 6’6” 220 05/26/1998 Waterloo, Ont. Windsor (OHL) 2016 Draft
26 Nicolas Hague D R 6’6” 208 12/05/1998 Kitchener, Ont. Mississauga (OHL) 2017 Draft

Forwards

#
Name
Pos.
Shoots
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Hometown
Current Team
Pro Status
7 Tyson Jost F L 5’11” 191 03/14/1998 Kelowna, B.C. Penticton (BCHL) 2016 Draft
8 Mason Shaw F L 5’9” 176 11/03/1998 Wainwright, Alta. Medicine Hat (WHL) 2017 Draft
9 Pascal Laberge F R 6’1” 172 04/09/1998 Ste-Martine, Que. Victoriaville (QMJHL) 2016 Draft
11 Beck Malenstyn F L 6’2” 191 02/04/1998 Delta, B.C. Calgary (WHL) 2016 Draft
12 Maxime Comtois F L 6’1” 192 01/08/1999 Longueuil, Que. Victoriaville (QMJHL) 2017 Draft
14 William Bitten F R 5’10” 164 07/10/1998 Ottawa, Ont. Flint (OHL) 2016 Draft
21 Owen Tippett F R 6’0” 182 02/16/1999 Peterborough, Ont. Mississauga (OHL) 2017 Draft
22 Michael McLeod F R 6’2” 187 02/03/1998 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga (OHL) 2016 Draft
23 Cameron Morrison F L 6’3” 200 08/27/1998 Aurora, Ont. Youngstown (USHL) 2016 Draft
25 Jordan Kyrou F R 6’0” 178 05/08/1998 Toronto, Ont. Sarnia (OHL) 2016 Draft

– See more at: http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/roster/show/2381014?subseason=282942#.dpuf


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