Aug 5,2014(ISN) – Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Cougars are pleased to announce that Jansen
Harkins (N. Vancouver, B.C.) will be donning the maple leaf and representing Canada
at the 2014 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Championship.
The tournament begins on Monday, August 11^th and runs through Saturday, August 16^th in the Czech Republic
and Slovakia. Harkins was one of 44 players originally selected to attend Team
Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp which started August 2nd
Selected by the Prince George Cougars second overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft,
Harkins led all Cougars rookies with 34 points in 67 games last season. In addition
he captained Team Pacific to a Silver Medal at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey
Challenge and was also named the Prince George Cougars Scholastic Player of the
Year. He becomes the first Prince George Cougar since Brett Connolly (2009) to
represent Canada at this prestigious event.
“We’re extremely proud of Jansen, and we know that he will be a first-class
representative for Canada and the Prince George Cougars,” said Prince George Cougars
Head Coach Mark Holick. “This type of ‘best-on-best’ tournament will be great for
his development and we wish him all of the best.”