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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Team Canada White wins World Under-17 Challenge

Dawson Creek, BC – Team Canada White, featuring five WHL players, captured the gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Saturday beating Russia 6-2 in Dawson Creek, BC.

 

Team Canada White won the first gold medal since Ontario in 2011, prior to the start of the three-team national team format. Before 2014, Canada was represented by five regional teams: Atlantic, Ontario, Pacific, Quebec, and West.

 

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan had a goal and an assist in the gold medal game to help the cause while the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ Brett Davis added a helper. Prince Albert Raiders goaltender Ian Scott made 21 saves for the win. 

 

In total, 18 current WHL players represented Canada’s three teams at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge:

 

Canada WHL Players – 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Player

Pos.

Hometown

WHL Club

Ian Scott

G

Calgary, AB

Prince Albert Raiders

Canada White (Gold), GP 6, 237:42 MINS, 3-1-0-0, 2.78 GAA, .900 SV%

Josh Brook

D

Roblin, MB

Moose Jaw Warriors

Canada Red (4th), 6 GP, 3 G, 0 A, 3 PTS, 0 PIM

Nolan Kneen

D

North Vancouver, BC

Kamloops Blazers

Canada Black (8th), 5 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 PTS, 16 PIM

Jonathan Smart

D

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna Rockets

Canada Red (4th), 6 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 2 PTS, 12 PIM

Scott Walford

D

Coquitlam, BC

Victoria Royals

Canada Black (8th), 5 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 2 PIM

Nick Watson

D

Delta, BC

Lethbridge Hurricanes

Canada Red (4th), 6 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 PTS, 2 PIM

Jaret Anderson-Dolan

F

Calgary, AB

Spokane Chiefs

Canada White (Gold), 6 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 PTS, 8 PIM

Jordan Bellerive

F

North Vancouver, B.C.

Lethbridge Hurricanes

Canada Red (4th), 6 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 PTS, 0 PIM

Brett Davis

F

Oakbank, MB

Lethbridge Hurricanes

Canada White (Gold), 6 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 3 PTS, 2 PIM

Cody Glass

F

Winnipeg, MB

Portland Winterhawks

Canada Red (4th), 6 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 0 PIM

James Hamblin

F

Edmonton, AB

Medicine Hat Tigers

Canada White (Gold), 6 GP, 5 G, 1 A, 6 PTS, 2 PIM

Dawson Holt

F

Saskatoon, SK

Vancouver Giants

Canada Black (8th), 5 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 2 PIM

Jake Leschyshyn

F

Grasswood, SK

Regina Pats

Canada Black (8th), 5 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 PTS, 4 PIM

Stelio Mattheos

F

Winnipeg, MB

Brandon Wheat Kings

Canada Black (8th), 5 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 PTS, 0 PIM

Hayden Ostir

F

Winnipeg, MB

Spokane Chiefs

Canada White (Gold), 6 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 0 PIM

Josh Paterson

F

Edmonton, AB

Saskatoon Blades

Canada Black (8th), 5 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 0 PIM

Michael Rasmussen

F

South Surrey, BC

Tri-City Americans

Canada Black (8th), 5 GP, 2 G, 1  A, 3 PTS, 16 PIM

Brendan Semchuk

F

Kamloops, BC

Vancouver Giants

Canada Red (4th), 6 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 2 PIM

 

 

The 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge brought together the top players in the world born in 1999 or later. The three Canadian teams were joined by the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States, forming two groups of four teams. 

 

 

COREY ST. LAURENT | Senior Manager, Communications

Western Hockey League









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