TORONTO, Ont. - Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Monday the 22 players who will play for Canada's National Men's Summer Under-18 Team at the 2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, Aug. 13-18 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.
The roster was finalized Monday following Hockey Canada's four-day selection camp at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto. The camp included daily practices and three Red-White intrasquad games.
Canada's roster is made up of 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders. Head coach Todd Gill (Cardinal, Ont./Kingston, OHL), assembled the roster with support from assistant coaches Yanick Jean (Alma, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) and Scott Walker (Cambridge, Ont./Guelph, OHL), Kevin Prendergast, Hockey Canada's head scout for the men's Program of Excellence, and Brad Pascall, Hockey Canada's vice-president of hockey operations/national teams.
"It was a very competitive camp, we could of easily chosen all these players to play in the tournament," said Gill. "There is a lot of talent on the ice in this country, and we look forward to getting to Europe and continuing Canada's great tradition at this event."
Canada has won the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament four consecutive years, and has won 17 of 21 summer under-18 tournaments since 1991. It will play in Group B in Piestany with Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. Group A, which consists of Finland, Russia, the Czech Republic and the United States, will play out of Breclav.
Canada's National Men's Summer Under-18 Team breakdown
Two goaltenders, seven defencemen, 13 forwards
22 players from the Canadian Hockey League
Nine players from the Western Hockey League
Seven players from the Ontario Hockey League
Six players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
21 players with experience in Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence
Canada will face Czech Republic in a pre-tournament game in Piestany on Saturday, Aug. 11 before opening the tournament against Switzerland on Monday, Aug. 13. The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals on Friday, Aug. 17, with the gold medal game scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18.
There will be no TV or radio coverage of the event. Hockey Canada's official website, www.hockeycanada.ca, is the place to find complete coverage of Canada at the tournament.
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2012 NATIONAL MEN'S SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM
ÉQUIPE NATIONALE MASCULINE ESTIVALE DES MOINS DE 18 ANS 2012
# Name P S/C Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club Team Pro Status
Nom P T/C Gr. Pds DDN Ville d'origine Équipe de club Statut prof.
1 Eric Comrie G L/G 6'0" 170 07/06/95 Edmonton, Alta./Alb. Tri-City (WHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
31 Zachary Fucale G L/G 6'1" 180 05/28/95 Rosemre, Que./Qc Halifax (QMJHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
4 Chris Bigras D L/G 6'0" 187 02/22/95 Woodland Beach, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
3 Madison Bowey D R/D 6'1" 192 04/22/95 Winnipeg, Man. Kelowna (WHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
8 Kayle Doetzel D R/D 6'2" 190 06/19/95 Rosetown, Sask. Red Deer (WHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
7 Josh Morrissey D L/G 6'0" 175 03/28/95 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Prince Albert (WHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
2 Darnell Nurse D L/G 6'4" 191 02/04/95 Hamilton, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
14 Jordan Subban D R/D 5'9" 175 03/03/95 Toronto, Ont. Belleville (OHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
5 Shea Theodore D L/G 6'2" 182 08/03/95 Aldergrove, B.C./C.-B. Seattle (WHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
9 Max Domi F/A L/G 5'9" 193 03/02/95 Toronto, Ont. London (OHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
28 Jonathan Drouin F/A L/G 5'10" 187 03/27/95 Ste-Agathe, Que./Qc Halifax (QMJHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
10 Anthony Duclair F/A R/D 5'11" 181 08/26/95 Pointe-Claire, Que./Qc Quebec (QMJHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
21 Jérémy Grégoire F/A R/D 6'0" 190 09/05/95 Sherbrooke, Que./Qc Chicoutimi (QMJHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
19 Bo Horvat F/A L/G 6'0" 203 04/05/95 Rodney, Ont. London (OHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
18 Morgan Klimchuk F/A L/G 5'11" 179 03/02/95 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Regina (WHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
17 Ryan Kujawinski F/A L/G 6'2" 199 03/30/95 Iroquois Falls, Ont. Kingston (OHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
11 Yan-Pavel Laplante F/A L/G 6'0" 178 04/23/95 Chteauguay, Que./Qc P.E.I. (QMJHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
27 Curtis Lazar F/A R/D 6'0" 193 02/02/95 Vernon, B.C./C.-B. Edmonton (WHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
22 Nathan MacKinnon F/A R/D 6'0" 182 09/01/95 Cole Harbour, N.S./N.-É. Halifax (QMJHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
15 Nic Petan F/A L/G 5'8" 163 03/22/95 Delta, B.C./C.-B. Portland (WHL) 2013 Dft/Rep.
23 Sam Reinhart F/A R/D 6'1" 186 11/06/95 West Vancouver, B.C./C.-B. Kootenay (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
20 Nick Ritchie F/A L/G 6'2" 218 12/05/95 Orangeville, Ont. Peterborough (OHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
President & CEO / Président et chef de la direction Bob Nicholson Penticton, B.C./C.-B. Hockey Canada
Vice-President, Hockey Operations/National Teams / Vice-président, activités hockey/équipes nationales Brad Pascall Coquitlam, B.C./C.-B. Hockey Canada
Senior Director, Hockey Operations/National Teams / Premier directeur, activités hockey/équipes nationales Scott Salmond Creston, B.C./C.-B. Hockey Canada
Manager, Hockey Operations/National Teams / Responsable, activités hockey/équipes nationales Shawn Bullock Wainwright, Alta./Alb. Hockey Canada
Head Scout, Men's Program of Excellence / Dépisteur en chef, programme d'excellence masculin Kevin Prendergast Verdun, Que./Qc Hockey Canada
Head Coach / Entraneur-chef Todd Gill Cardinal, Ont. Kingston (OHL)
Assistant Coach / Entraneur adjoint Yanick Jean Alma, Que./Qc Victoriaville (QMJHL)
Assistant Coach / Entraneur adjoint Scott Walker Cambridge, Ont. Guelph (OHL)
Goaltending Consultant / Consultant des gardiens Darcy Wakaluk Pincher Creek, Alta./Alb. Calgary (WHL)
Video Coach / Entraneur video Darryl Seward Lewisporte, N.L./ T.-N.-L. Moncton (QMJHL)
Doctor / Médecin Dr. Roy Diklich Windsor, Ont. Windsor (OHL)
Therapist / Thérapeute Cory Cameron Revelstoke B.C./C.-B. Kootenay (WHL)
Equipment Manager / Responsable de l'équipement Mathieu Roussel St-Augustin-de-Desmaures Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
Media Relations / Relations avec les médias Francis Dupont Montreal, Que./Qc Hockey Canada