17 CHL grads to compete in 2019 Winter Universiade


U SPORTS has announced the Team Canada roster set to compete at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade.

This year’s tournament will take place in Krasnoyarsk, Russia from March 2 to 12, with Team Canada’s first game coming on the opening day against Great Britain. The Team Canada roster is composed entirely of U SPORTS student-athletes, some of whom previously competed nationally with Hockey Canada.

Twelve teams will compete in the men’s tournament, including Group A consisting of Canada, Great Britain, Latvia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Kazakhstan, plus Group B made up of Hungary, Czech Republic, Japan, Slovakia, Russia, and the United States.

“Our team is assembled with student-athletes and coaches from coast to coast. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m confident all participants will make Canada proud,” said head coach Kevin Hamlin, who suited up for four CHL clubs during his four-year junior career from 1978-82.

The Team Canada lineup consists of 17 graduates from the CHL:


Player University   Last CHL Team   Final Season
Sebastien Auger UQTR Saint John 2014-15
Dawson MacAuley Regina Regina 2013-14



Player University   Last CHL Team   Final Season  
Adam Henry Manitoba Portland 2014-15
Tyler King Regina Kootenay 2014-15
Loik Leveille UQTR Cape Breton 2015-16
Liam Maaskant Acadia Kitchener 2014-15
Garrett McFadden Acadia Guelph 2017-18
Carl Neill Concordia Charlottetown 2016-17
Alexander Yuill UOIT Belleville 2014-15



Player    University   Last CHL Team  Final Season 
Christophe Boivin UQTR Acadie-Bathurst 2016-17
Jacob Cascagnette Waterloo Ottawa 2017-18
Nicolas Chyzowski Waterloo Kamloops 2017-18
Daniel Del Paggio Lakehead Gatineau 2016-17
Stephen Harper Acadia Niagara 2015-16
Mathieu Lemay UQTR Rouyn-Noranda 2014-15
Aidan Wallace Toronto Oshawa 2014-15
Nicolas Zajac Manitoba Saskatoon 2015-16


Team Canada finished with a bronze medal at the 2017 FISU Winter Universiade, while the men’s and women’s squads have made it to the podium on 20 of 21 occasions, counting seven gold-medal finishes, since the men debuted in 1968 and the women in 2009.

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