Vancouver Island Has Some World Junior History

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Jody Rice 

(ISN) – Victoria- Vancouver Island has had a long history at the world junior championship that started at the WJC in 1982 when Victoria had Mark Morrison and Paul Cyr of the WHL Victoria cougars win Gold. Mark Morrison and Paul Cyr agian with the Whl Victoria Cougars then went onto win Bronze in 83. 1984 saw Russ Courtnall Victoria Cougars WHLl, play but Canada didn’t medal that year .

 Kent Manderville 1990 and 1991 from Victoria BC, attending Cornell University won gold each of those years. In 2000, Matt Pettinger Victoria BC ,Calgary Hitmen WHL via Victoria Salsa BCHL won  Bronze, 2009 Jamie Benn Kelowna Rockets WHL Via the Victoria Grizzlies took home  Gold.

Tyson Barrie 2011 Kelowna Rockets Silver. Honourable Mention Rod Brind’Amour 1989 Campbell river Norte Dame Sask Hounds did not medal. Dave Lowry is the  first Victoria coach ever to be in a WJCalong with  Joe Hicketts who’ll  now have a chance to make history of their own ! let’s hope the colour is Gold!

 

If i’m leaving anybody out let me know 

                         

                                                                    There’s your Vancouver Island World junior hockey Championship
                                                                         

                                                                                        Jody the Superfan

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