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WILLIAMS TO REPRESENT CANADA AT U17

Medicine Hat, AB — Hockey Canada announced its 66-player roster selected to represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Nov. 5-11 in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C.. Tigers forward Josh Williams has been selected to represent Team Canada for the first time in his career. The 16 year-old product of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League’s Yale Hockey Academy is currently in his first full time season with the Orange & Black.

Williams will not only join his former teammates Roman Basran (BCMML), and Rhett Rhinehart (Prince Albert Raiders) at the World U17 Hockey Challenge, he will also be reunited with his former linemates  Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge Hurricanes), Alex Swetlikoff (University of Denver)

The 66 players will be divided into three teams representing Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White when they compete against the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States in their quest for a gold medal.

“There is a strong, talented, and skilled group of players to choose from and we feel the 66 we have selected are a great representation of the depth of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, these young men have demonstrated an ability to learn, grow, and develop while giving Canada the best chance at bringing home gold on Canadian ice.”
Brad McEwen – Head Scout, Hockey Canada

The tournament opens Nov. 5 at the Encana Events Centre in an all-Canadian affair as last year’s silver-medallist, Team Canada Black, takes on Team Canada White at 2:30 p.m. MT (4:30 p.m. ET). The opening day concludes with Sweden facing Russia at North Peace Arena in Fort St. John.

TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters for Hockey Canada, will air one semifinal and the bronze- and gold-medal games; please check local listings for details.

Full TEAM CANADA Roster

Name S/C Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club Team CHL Draft
Goaltenders
Roman Basran L/G 6’1 1/4″ 173 07/26/01 Abbotsford, B.C. Okanagan (BCMML) KEL 2016 (3, 64)
Luke Cavallin R/D 6’0″ 179 04/29/01 Greely, Ont. Flint (OHL) FLI 2017 (2, 28)
Tommy Da Silva L/G 6’1″ 206 01/23/01 La Prairie, Que. Coll. Charles-Lemoyne (LHMAAAQ) CAP 2017 (2, 36)
Taylor Gauthier R/D 6’0 1/2″ 189 02/15/01 Calgary, Alta. Prince George (WHL) PG 2016 (1, 10)
Jonathan Lemieux L/G 5’11 1/4″ 178 06/08/01 Beloeil, Que. Val-d’Or (QMJHL) VDO 2017 (3, 42)
Nolan Maier L/G 5’11” 168 01/10/01 Yorkton, Sask. Yorkton (SJHL) SAS 2016 (2, 25)
Defence
Jacson Alexander L/G 5’9 1/4″ 174 02/01/01 Victoria, B.C. Victoria (BCHL) SC 2016 (1, 17)
Justin Barron R/D 6’1″ 186 11/15/01 Halifax, N.S. Halifax (QMJHL) HFX 2017 (1, 13)
Jaxon Bellamy L/G 6’2 3/4″ 184 01/22/01 Hampton, N.B. Moncton (QMJHL) MON 2017 (1, 16)
Evan Brand L/G 6’5 1/4″ 189 03/14/01 Scarborough, Ont. Kingston (OHL) KIN 2017 (2, 29)
Mitchell Brewer L/G 5’11” 197 03/20/01 Millgrove, Ont. Oshawa (OHL) OSH 2017 (1, 15)
Bowen Byram L/G 6’0″ 179 06/13/01 Cranbrook, B.C. Vancouver (WHL) VAN 2016 (1, 3)
Maxence Guénette R/D 6’0″ 171 04/28/01 Ancienne-Lorette, Que. Val-d’Or (QMJHL) VDO 2017 (1, 5)
Thomas Harley L/G 6’2″ 171 08/19/01 Jamesville, N.Y. Mississauga (OHL) MIS 2017 (1, 14)
Christopher Inniss R/D 5’10” 173 01/22/01 Longueuil, Que. Rimouski (QMJHL) RIM 2017 (1, 10)
Colton Kammerer R/D 6’0″ 169 10/21/01 Brooklin, Ont. Sarnia (OHL) SAR 2017 (3, 52)
Kaedan Korczak R/D 6’2″ 182 01/29/01 Yorkton, Sask. Kelowna (WHL) KEL 2016 (1, 11)
Noah Laaouan R/D 5’10” 170 03/07/01 Halifax, N.S. Cape Breton (QMJHL) CAP 2017 (1, 14)
Jake Lee L/G 6’1″ 203 07/13/01 Sherwood Park, Alta. Seattle (WHL) SEA 2016 (1, 18)
Christopher Merisier-Ortiz L/G 5’10 1/2″ 163 01/17/01 Montreal, Que. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) BAC 2017 (1, 7)
Luke Reid R/D 5’11” 181 09/26/01 Warman, Sask. Penticton (BCHL) VIC 2016 (2, 27)
Rhett Rhinehart R/D 6’2 1/2″ 195 11/27/01 Lloydminster, Alta. Prince Albert (WHL) PA 2016 (1, 13)
Matthew Robertson L/G 6’2 3/4″ 194 03/09/01 Sherwood Park, Alta. Edmonton (WHL) EDM 2016 (1, 7)
Braden Schneider R/D 6’1 1/4″ 198 09/20/01 Prince Albert, Sask. Brandon (WHL) BDN 2016 (1, 12)
Nathan Staios L/G 5’7 1/2″ 164 05/17/01 Oakville, Ont. Windsor (OHL) WSR 2017 (1, 17)
Jackson van de Leest L/G 6’6″ 218 06/15/01 Kelowna, B.C. Calgary (WHL) CGY 2016 (1, 16)
Michael Vukojevic L/G 6’2 1/2″ 202 06/08/01 Oakville, Ont. Green Bay (USHL) KIT 2017 (2, 33)
Forwards
Logan Barlage L/G 6’3 3/4″ 204 01/12/01 Humboldt, Sask. Swift Current (WHL) SC 2016 (1, 4)
Alex Beaucage R/D 5’11 3/4″ 179 07/25/01 Trois-Rivières, Que. Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) ROU 2017 (2, 22)
Tag Bertuzzi L/G 5’11 3/4″ 193 02/18/01 Birmingham, Mich. Guelph (OHL) GUE 2017 (1, 2)
Harrison Blaisdell L/G 5’10 1/4″ 175 03/18/01 Regina, Sask. Chilliwack (BCHL) VAN 2016 (2, 31)
Connor Bouchard L/G 5’6″ 157 03/24/01 Cochrane, Alta. Tri-City (WHL) TC 2016 (8, 161)
Brett Budgell L/G 5’10 1/4″ 181 06/01/01 Paradise, N.L. Chicago (USHL) CHA 2017 (2, 25)
Joe Carroll L/G 6’1 3/4″ 187 02/01/01 Almonte, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) SSM 2017 (4, 78)
Graeme Clarke R/D 5’11” 172 04/24/01 Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa (OHL) OTT 2017 (1, 6)
Brandon Coe R/D 6’3″ 180 12/01/01 Ajax, Ont. North Bay (OHL) NB 2017 (1, 3)
Dylan Cozens R/D 6’2 1/2″ 174 02/09/01 Whitehorse, Y.T. Lethbridge (WHL) LET 2016 (1, 19)
Kirby Dach R/D 6’3″ 185 01/21/01 Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. Saskatoon (WHL) SAS 2016 (1, 2)
Hayden Fowler L/G 5’8 3/4″ 173 09/24/01 Kingston, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) SSM 2017 (1, 19)
Ethan Keppen L/G 6’1″ 204 03/20/01 Whitby, Ont. Flint (OHL) FLI 2017 (1, 10)
Peyton Krebs L/G 5’10 3/4″ 173 01/26/01 Okotoks, Alta. Kootenay (WHL) KOO 2016 (1, 1)
Alexis Lafrenière L/G 6’0″ 176 10/11/01 Saint-Eustache, Que. Rimouski (QMJHL) RIM 2017 (1, 1)
Nathan Légaré R/D 5’10 3/4″ 195 01/11/01 Saint-Eustache, Que. Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) BAC 2017 (1, 6)
Connor McMichael L/G 5’10” 167 01/15/01 Ajax, Ont. Hamilton (OHL) HAM 2017 (1, 11)
Dawson Mercer R/D 5’11 1/4″ 161 10/27/01 Bay Roberts, N.L. Drummondville (QMJHL) DRU 2017 (1, 8)
Cody Morgan R/D 5’11” 186 02/01/01 Maple, Ont. Kingston (OHL) KIN 2017 (1, 12)
Blake Murray L/G 6’1″ 179 07/05/01 Uxbridge, Ont. Sudbury (OHL) SUD 2017 (1, 7)
Sasha Mutala R/D 6’0 1/2″ 189 05/06/01 Vancouver, B.C. Tri-City (WHL) TC 2016 (1, 6)
Alex Newhook L/G 5’9 3/4″ 184 01/28/01 St. John’s, N.L. Victoria (BCHL) HFX 2017 (3, 41)
Xavier Parent L/G 5’7 1/2″ 167 03/23/01 Blainville, Que. Halifax (QMJHL) HFX 2017 (1, 4)
Bailey Peach L/G 5’7 1/2″ 169 03/08/01 Falmouth, N.S. Sherbrooke (QMJHL) SHE 2017 (1, 11)
Jakob Pelletier L/G 5’8 1/2″ 157 03/07/01 Quebec City, Que. Moncton (QMJHL) MON 2017 (1, 3)
Nicholas Porco L/G 5’11” 169 03/12/01 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Saginaw (OHL) SAG 2017 (1, 4)
Samuel Poulin L/G 6’0″ 208 02/25/01 Blainville, Que. Sherbrooke (QMJHL) SHE 2017 (1, 2)
Aidan Prueter L/G 5’9 1/4″ 168 12/21/01 Komoka, Ont. Saginaw (OHL) SAG 2017 (2, 24)
Jamieson Rees L/G 5’9 3/4″ 168 02/26/01 Hamilton, Ont. Sarnia (OHL) SAR 2017 (1, 9)
Massimo Rizzo L/G 5’9 3/4″ 172 06/13/01 Burnaby, B.C. Penticton (BCHL) KAM 2016 (1, 15)
Mitchell Russell R/D 5’10 1/4″ 186 03/06/01 Barrie, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL) OS 2017 (1, 20)
Xavier Simoneau L/G 5’5 3/4″ 174 05/19/01 Saint-André-Avellin, Que. Drummondville (QMJHL) DRU 2017 (1, 9)
Ryan Suzuki L/G 5’11 3/4″ 173 05/28/01 London, Ont. Barrie (OHL) BAR 2017 (1, 1)
Alex Swetlikoff L/G 6’2″ 179 07/06/01 Kelowna, B.C. Vernon (BCHL) SEA 2016 (3, 62)
Philip Tomasino R/D 5’10 3/4″ 170 07/28/01 Mississauga, Ont. Niagara (OHL) NIA 2017 (1, 5)
Brayden Tracey L/G 5’11 3/4″ 163 05/28/01 Calgary, Alta. Calgary Northstars (AMHL) MJ 2016 (1, 21)
Keean Washkurak L/G 5’9 3/4″ 170 08/16/01 Waterloo, Ont. Mississauga (OHL) MIS 2017 (2, 30)
Josh Williams R/D 6’0 3/4″ 184 03/08/01 Langley, B.C. Medicine Hat (WHL) MH 2016 (1, 5)
Nick Wong R/D 5’8″ 165 09/17/01 Orton, Ont. Oshawa (OHL) OSH 2017 (2, 38)
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