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CHL stars representing at World Junior Showcase

 

47 players from across the Canadian Hockey League have arrived in Kamloops, British Columbia, to don the sweaters of their country at the 2018 World Junior Showcase.

The event features Canada, Finland, Sweden, and the United States, serving as a testing ground for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in December, to be played this season in Vancouver and Victoria.

Of the 47 CHL players participating, 26 are from the Ontario Hockey League, 12 are from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and nine are from the Western Hockey League.

“This week is a tremendous opportunity for our players, and an important step for our scouting and coaching staff,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior vice-president, national teams. “The chance to play against Finland, Sweden, and Team USA will aid in our evaluation process as we look to put together a team of the best junior players who will represent our country in December.”

CHL Players at 2018 World Junior Showcase:

Canada (36):

Goaltenders:
Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires) – Red
Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs) – White
Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – Red
Matthew Welsh (Charlottetown Islanders) – White

Defencemen:
Calen Addison (Lethbridge Hurricanes) – Red
Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s) – White
Nicolas Beaudin (Drummondville Voltigeurs) – White
Evan Bouchard (London Knights) – White
Noah Dobson (Acadie-Bathurst Titan) – Red
Pierre-Olivier Joseph (Charlottetown Islanders) – White
Jared McIsaac (Halifax Mooseheads) – Red
Markus Phillips (Owen Sound Attack) – White
Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs) – Red
Jett Woo (Moose Jaw Warriors) – White

Forwards:
Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Spokane Chiefs) – White
Maxime Comtois (Drummondville Voltigeurs) – White
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds) – White
Connor Dewar (Everett Silvertips) – White
MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs) – White
Alex Formenton (London Knights) – Red
Liam Foudy (London Knights) – Red
Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – Red
Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks) – White
Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – White
Raphael Lavoie (Halifax Mooseheads) – Red
Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings) – White
Ryan McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads) – Red
Antoine Morand (Halifax Mooseheads) – Red
Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals) – Red
Michael Rasmussen (Tri-City Americans) – Red
Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm) – Red
Jack Studnicka (Oshawa Generals) – Red
Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack) – Red
Joel Teasdale (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada) – White
Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs) – White
Joe Veleno (Drummondville Voltigeurs) – Red

Invited but unable to compete due to injury:
Justin Almeida (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jordy Bellerive (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Josh Brook (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Robert Thomas (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Gabe Vilardi (Kingston Frontenacs)

Finland (2):

Defencemen:
Aleksi Anttalainen (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)

Forwards:
Linus Nyman (Kingston Frontenacs)

Sweden (1):

Forwards:
Rickard Hugg (Kitchener Rangers)

United States (8):

Goaltenders:
Kyle Keyser (Oshawa Generals) – Blue

Defencemen:
Joey Keane (Barrie Colts) – White
Alec Regula (London Knights) – Blue

Forwards:
Sasha Chmelevski (Ottawa 67’s) – Blue
Cole Coskey (Saginaw Spirit) – White
Ivan Lodnia (Erie Otters) – White
Jacob McGrew (Spokane Chiefs) – Blue
Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs) – White

The eight-day event features 11 games at the Sandman Centre. Both Canada and the United States will dress two squads for games on Monday July 30 and Tuesday July 31, before combining again as Team Canada and Team USA for the duration of mini-tournament competition on Thursday August 2, Friday August 3, and Saturday August 4.

Schedule:

Monday July 30:
7:00 pm – United States Blue vs. Sweden
10:00 pm – United States White vs. Finland

Tuesday July 31:
4:00 pm – Sweden vs. Finland
7:00 pm – Canada White vs. United States Blue
10:30 pm – Canada Red vs. United States White

Thursday August 2:
4:00 pm – United States vs. Sweden
9:00 pm – Canada vs. Finland

Friday August 3:
4:00 pm – United States vs. Finland
9:00 pm – Canada vs. Sweden

Saturday August 4:
5:00 pm – Canada vs. United States
8:00 pm – Finland vs. Sweden

All times listed are Eastern.  For live scoring and stats please visit hockeycanada.ca.

The final three days of the showcase will be televised live on TSN and NHL Network.

Fans eager to REPRESENT this December at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, can get a glimpse of the future as single-game tickets are now on sale. Ticket packages, including all Showcase games, are also available online at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets and at the Sandman Centre box office for $139 plus fees.

For more information on Hockey Canada, Canada’s National Junior Team, and the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on Facebook, and Twitter or #WorldJuniors.

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