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76 CHL graduates ready to hit the ice at 2018 Winter Olympics

 

A total of 76 CHL graduates from across the globe will represent their respective countries at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea when men’s hockey action gets underway on Wednesday February 14th.

All 12 nations competing include at least one CHL graduate on their roster with Canada leading the way with 16.

With no NHL presence at the Olympics this year, players from across Europe’s professional hockey landscape are playing in pursuit of gold.

Canada enters Olympic action having won gold in three of the last four events including 2002 (Salt Lake City), 2010 (Vancouver) and 2014 (Sochi).

Team Canada head coach Willie Desjardins (Medicine Hat Tigers) announced Thursday that OHL graduate Chris Kelly (London Knights, Sudbury Wolves) will wear the ‘C’ for Canada while other CHL alumni in Derek Roy (Kitchener Rangers) and Maxim Noreau (Victoriaville Tigres) will serve as alternates.

Of the 76 CHL grads competing, 31 are from the Ontario Hockey League, 26 are from the Western Hockey League and 19 are from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Canada’s schedule begins on Wednesday February 14th against the United States at 10:10am EST.

 

CANADA (16)

Goaltenders:
Justin Peters – Cologne Sharks (DEL) // Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, Plymouth Whalers (2002-06)
Kevin Poulin – Zagreb Medvescak (Austria) // Victoriaville Tigres (2006-10)

Defencemen:
Stefan Elliott – HV71 Jonkoping (SHL) // Saskatoon Blades (2006-11)
Marc-Andre Gragnani – Dynamo Minsk (KHL) // PEI Rocket (2003-07)
Maxim Noreau – SC Bern (NLA) // Victoriaville Tigres (2004-07)

Forwards:
Gilbert Brule – Kunlun Red Star (KHL) // Vancouver Giants (2002-06)
Quinton Howden – Dynamo Minsk (KHL) // Moose Jaw Warriors (2007-12)
Chris Kelly – Belleville Senators (AHL) // London Knights, Sudbury Wolves (1997-01)
Rob Klinkhammer – AK-Bars Kazan (KHL) // Lethbridge, Seattle, Portland, Brandon (2003-07)
Brandon Kozun – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL) // Calgary Hitmen (2006-10)
Maxim Lapierre – Lugano (NLA) // Montreal Rocket, PEI Rocket (2001-05)
Eric O’Dell – HC Sochi (KHL) // Sudbury Wolves (2007-11)
Derek Roy – HC Linkopings (SHL) // Kitchener Rangers (1999-03)
Christian Thomas – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) // London Knights, Oshawa Generals (2008-12)
Linden Vey – Barys Astana (KHL) // Medicine Hat Tigers (2006-11)
Wojtek Wolski – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) // Brampton Battalion (2002-06)

 

CZECH REPUBLIC (11)

Goaltenders:
Patrik Bartosak – HC Vitkovice (CZE) // Red Deer Rebels (2011-14)

Defencemen:
Michal Jordan – Amur Khabarovsk (KHL) // Windsor Spitfires, Plymouth Whalers (2007-10)
Tomas Kundratek – Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) // Medicine Hat Tigers (2008-10)

Forwards:
Michal Birner – HC Fribourg-Gotteron (NLA) // Barrie Colts, Saginaw Spirit (2004-06)
Martin Erat – Kometa Brno (CZE) // Saskatoon Blades, Red Deer Rebels (1999-2001)
Roman Horak – Vityaz Podolsk (KHL) // Chilliwack Bruins (2009-11)
Dominik Kubalik – Ambri-Piotta (NLA) // Sudbury Wolves, Kitchener Rangers (2012-14)
Adam Polasek – HC Sochi (KHL) // PEI Rocket (2009-11)
Michal Repik – Sparta Prague (CZE) // Vancouver Giants (2005-08)
Jiri Sekac – AK-Bars Kazan (KHL) // Peterborough Petes (2009-10)
Tomas Zohorna – Amur Khabarovsk (KHL) // Drummondville Voltigeurs (2005-07)

 

FINLAND (3)

Goaltenders:
Juha Metsola – Amur Khabarovsk (KHL) // Lethbridge Hurricanes (2007-09)

Defencemen:
Tommi Kivisto – Jokerit Helsinki (KHL) // Red Deer Rebels (2008-09)

Forwards:
Oskar Osala – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) // Mississauga IceDogs (2005-07)

 

GERMANY (9)

Goaltenders:
Timo Pielmeier – ERC Ingolstadt (DEL) // Saint John’s Fog Devils, Shawinigan Cataractes (2007-09)

Defencemen:
Daryl Boyle – EHC Munich (DEL) // Brandon Wheat Kings (2004-08)
Bjorn Krupp – Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL) // Belleville Bulls (2008-11)

Forwards:
Gerrit Fauser – Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL) // Gatineau Olympiques (2007-09)
Dominik Kahun – EHC Munich (DEL) // Sudbury Wolves (2012-14)
Brooks Macek – EHC Munich (DEL) // Tri-City Americans, Calgary Hitmen (2008-13)
Marcel Noebels – Berlin Polar Bears (DEL) // Seattle Thunderbirds, Portland Winterhawks (2010-12)
Felix Schutz – Cologne Sharks (DEL) // Saint John Sea Dogs, Val-d’Or Foreurs (2005-07)
Yanick Seidenberg – EHC Munich (DEL) // Medicine Hat Tigers (2003-04)

 

REPUBLIC OF KOREA (4)

Defencemen:
Alex Plante – Anyang Hall (ASIA) // Calgary Hitmen (2004-09)
Eric Regan – Anyang Halla (ASIA) // Erie Otters, Oshawa Generals (2004-08)
Bryan Young – Daemyung Killer Whales (ASIA) // Peterborough Petes (2002-06)

Forwards:
Michael Swift – Gangwon High1 (ASIA) // Mississauga/Niagara IceDogs (2003-08)

 

NORWAY (2)

Forwards:
Mathis Olimb – HC Linkoping (SHL) // London Knights, Sarnia Sting (2004-05)
Patrick Thoresen – SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) // Moncton Wildcats, Baie-Comeau Drakkar (2001-03)

 

OAR (RUSSIA) (3)

Forwards:
Mikhail Grigorenko – CSKA Moscow (KHL) // Quebec Remparts (2011-14)
Sergei Mozyakin – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) // Val-d’Or Foreurs (1998-99)
Ivan Telegin – CSKA Moscow (KHL) // Saginaw Spirit, Barrie Colts (2009-12)

 

SLOVAKIA (10)

Defencemen:
Ivan Baranka – HC Vitkovice (CZE) // Everett Silvertips (2003-05)
Michal Cajkovsky – Automobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL) // Kingston Frontenacs, Ottawa 67’s (2010-13)
Peter Ceresnak – HC Plzen (CZE) // Peterborough Petes (2011-13)
Juraj Valach – Chomutov Pirati (CZE) // Tri-City, Vancouver, Regina, Red Deer (2006-08)

Forwards:
Lukas Cingel – Hradec Kralove (CZE) // Baie-Comeau Drakkar (2010-12)
Andrej Kudrna – Sparta Prague (CZE) // Vancouver Giants, Red Deer Rebels (2008-11)
Tomas Marcinko – HC Trinec Ocelari (CZE) // Barrie Colts (2006-08)
Juraj Mikus – HC Litvinov (CZE) // Chicoutimi Sagueneens (2006-07)
Ladislav Nagy – HC Kosice (SVK) // Halifax Mooseheads (1998-99)
Matej Paulovic – MHC Nitra (SVK) // Peterborough Petes (2013-14)

 

SLOVENIA (6)

Defencemen:
Jurij Repe – HC Kladno (CZE2) // Saint John Sea Dogs (2012-14)

Forwards:
Bostjan Golicic – Grenoble (FR) // Calgary Hitmen (2007-09)
Jan Mursak – HC Frolunda (SHL) // Saginaw Spirit, Belleville Bulls (2006-08)
Ziga Pance – EC Dornbirn (AUS) // Oshawa Generals (2006-08)
David Rodman – Grenoble (FR) // Val-d’Or Foreurs (2001-03)
Marcel Rodman – Bad Tolz (DEL2) // Peterborough Petes (1999-2001)

 

SWEDEN (2)

Forwards:
Oscar Moller – AIK Skelleftea (SHL) // Chilliwack Bruins (2006-08)
Fredrik Pettersson – SC Zurich (NLA) // Calgary Hitmen (2005-07)

 

SWITZERLAND (6)

Defencemen:
Dominik Schlumpf – EV Zug (NLA) // Shawinigan Cataractes (2008-11)

Forwards:
Cody Almond – Geneve Servette (NLA) // Kelowna Rockets (2005-09)
Fabrice Herzog – SC Zurich (NLA) // Quebec Remparts (2013-14)
Denis Hollenstein – HC Kloten (NLA) // Guelph Storm (2007-09)
Vincent Praplan – HC Kloten (NLA) // North Bay Battalion (2013-14)
Pius Suter – SC Zurich (NLA) // Guelph Storm (2013-15)

 

UNITED STATES (4)

Goaltenders:
Brandon Maxwell – BK Mlada Boleslav (CZE) // Kitchener, Sarnia, Mississauga (2009-12)

Defencemen:
Jonathon Blum – HC Sochi (KHL) // Vancouver Giants (2005-09)
Bobby Sanguinetti – Lugano (NLA) // Owen Sound Attack, Brampton Battalion (2004-08)
James Wisniewski – Kassel Huskies (DEL) // Plymouth Whalers (2000-04)

 

For full coverage of men’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics visit olympic.org.

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