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BC Hockey Players Named to Team Canada for 2018 World U17 Hockey Challenge

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hockey Canada announced the 66 players that will represent Canada at the 2018 World U17 Hockey Challenge in Saint John and Quispamsis, New Brunswick from November 3-10, 2018.  Among those selected are seven (7) BC Hockey players.

Those BC Hockey players named to rosters are:




2018-2019 Club Team

WHL Draft (2017)

Dylan Garand



Kamloops Blazers (WHL)

KAM (3, 58)

Aidan de la Gorgendiere



Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

SAS (1, 5)

Ryan Helliwell



Langley Rivermen (BCHL)

POR (3, 55)

Jack Finley



Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

SPO (1, 6)

Payton Mount



Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

SEA (1, 19)

Cole Shepard


West Vancouver

Penticton Vees (BCHL)

VAN (2, 33)

Justin Sourdif



Vancouver Giants (WHL)

VAN (1, 3)


All Team Canada players can be found here.  The players were selected following a development camp in July in Calgary, Alberta. The 66 players will be divided into three (3) teams representing Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White.

The World U17 Hockey Challenge features the three (3) Canadian teams, along with teams from Russia, the United States, Finland, the Czech Republic and Sweden.  Team Canada Black, Team Canada White, the Czech Republic and the United States will play in Group A, while Team Canada Red, Finland, Russia and Sweden will comprise Group B.

The tournament opens Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the qplex in Quispamsis when Finland takes on Sweden at 3:30 pm AT, followed by Team Canada Red, silver-medallist last year, facing off against Russia at 7:30 pm AT. The United States will kick off the action at Harbour Station in Saint John on Sunday, November 4, 2018 when it plays the Czech Republic at 12:00 pm AT, followed by an all-Canadian match-up between Team Canada Black and Team Canada White at 4:00 pm AT.

The World U17 Hockey Challenge is presented by Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF).  Since the first World U17 Hockey Challenge (then known as the Quebec Esso Cup) in 1986, more than 1,600 National Hockey League (NHL) draft picks have played in the tournament, including 13 of the last 16 first-overall selections, including Burnaby Winter Club product Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Burnaby, BC) in 2011.

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