Roster For Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 team

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Calgary, AB – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, named seven WHL players to Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 team for the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship. In addition, three WHL players have been selected to the pre-competition roster. The 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship will be held April 16-26 in Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland.

2015 IIHF U18 World Championship Roster – WHL Players

Name Position Hometown WHL Club
Sawchenko, Zach G Calgary, AB Moose Jaw Warriors
Bear, Ethan D Ochapowace, SK Seattle Thunderbirds
Wotherspoon, Parker D Surrey, BC Tri-City Americans
Barzal, Mathew F Coquitlam, BC Seattle Thunderbirds
Gawdin, Glenn F Richmond, BC Swift Current Broncos
Harkins, Jansen F North Vancouver, BC Prince George Cougars
Sideroff, Deven F Summerland, BC Kamloops Blazers

(Full Roster)

Team Canada’s roster for the 2015 U18 World Championship is comprised or players born in 1997. Players eliminated from playoff competition throughout the CHL will be added to complete Team Canada’s roster at a later date.

Barzal, Bear, Harkins, and Sawchenko all won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in the Czech Republic and Slovakia last August. Barzal also won bronze at last year’s IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.

Hockey Canada also selected 1998-born players to compete in pre-competition action. Goaltender Stuart Skinner (Edmonton, AB / Lethbridge Hurricanes) and forwards Tyler Benson (Edmonton, AB / Vancouver Giants) and Brett Howden (Oakbank, MB / Moose Jaw Warriors) will suit up for Team Canada ahead of the tournament.

Moose Jaw Warriors Head Coach Tim Hunter will coach Team Canada, while four more WHL personnel were also called on to provide services to the team:

-Tim O’Donovan – Video Manager (Kamloops Blazers)

-Colin Robinson – Equipment Manager (Kamloops Blazers)

-Nick Murray – Athletic Therapist (Vancouver Giants)

-Bernie Bajnok – Education Consultant (Calgary Hitmen)


 Full Roster
Name S/C Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club Team Pro Status
Evan Cormier L/G 6’2” 198 11/06/97 Bowmanville, Ont. Saginaw (OHL) 2016 Draft/Rep.
Zachary Sawchenko L/G 6’0” 168 12/30/97 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Moose Jaw (WHL) 2016 Draft/Rep.
Ethan Bear R/D 6’0” 204 06/26/97 Ochapowace, Sask. Seattle (WHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Guillaume Brisebois L/G 6’2” 173 07/21/97 St-Hilaire, Que./Qc Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Kyle Capobianco L/G 6’1” 170 08/13/97 Mississauga, Ont. Sudbury (OHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Thomas Chabot L/G 6’2” 179 01/30/97 Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Qc Saint John (QMJHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Jérémy Roy R/D 6’0” 182 05/14/97 Richelieu, Que./Qc Sherbrooke (QMJHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Matthew Spencer R/D 6’2” 201 03/24/97 Oakville, Ont. Peterborough (OHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Parker Wotherspoon L/G 6’0” 170 08/24/97 Surrey, B.C./C.-B. Tri-City (WHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Mathew Barzal R/D 6’0” 177 05/26/97 Coquitlam, B.C./C.-B. Seattle (WHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Anthony Beauvillier L/G 5’10” 181 06/08/97 Sorel, Que./Qc Shawinigan (QMJHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Glenn Gawdin R/D 6’1” 181 03/25/97 Richmond, B.C./C.-B. Swift Current (WHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Jansen Harkins L/G 6’1” 180 05/23/97 North Vancouver, B.C./C.-B. Prince George (WHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Nathan Noel R/D 6’0” 168 06/21/97 St. John’s, N.L./T.-N.-L. Saint John (QMJHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Nicolas Roy R/D 6’4” 202 02/05/97 Amos, Que./Qc Chicoutimi (QMJHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Deven Sideroff R/D 5’11” 178 04/14/97 Summerland, B.C./C.-B. Kamloops (WHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Mitchell Stephens R/D 5’11” 182 02/05/97 Peterborough, Ont. Saginaw (OHL) 2015 Draft/Rep.
Under-age players selected for pre-competition camp
Stuart Skinner L/G 6’4” 196 11/01/98 Edmonton, Alta./Alb. Lethbridge (WHL) 2017 Draft/Rep.
Tyler Benson L/G 6’0” 196 03/15/98 Edmonton, Alta./Alb. Vancouver (WHL) 2016 Draft/Rep.
Pierre-Luc Dubois L/G 6’1” 180 06/24/98 Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Qc Cape Breton (QMJHL) 2016 Draft/Rep.
Brett Howden L/G 6’2” 187 03/29/98 Oakbank, Man. Moose Jaw, Sask. 2016 Draft/Rep.
Jordan Kyrou R/D 5’11” 169 08/05/98 Toronto, Ont. Sarnia (OHL) 2016 Draft/Rep.
Michael McLeod R/D 6’1” 184 02/03/98 Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga (OHL) 2016 Draft/Rep.
President & Chief Executive Officer Tom Renney Cranbrook, B.C./C.-B. Hockey Canada
Chief Operating Officer Scott Smith Bathurst, N.B./N.-B. Hockey Canada
Vice-President, Hockey Operations/National Teams Scott Salmond Creston, B.C./C.-B. Hockey Canada
Director, Player Personnel Ryan Jankowski Calgary, Alta./Alb. Hockey Canada
Manager, Hockey Operations/National Teams Adam Crockatt Uxbridge, Ont. Hockey Canada
Head Coach Tim Hunter Calgary, Alta./Alb. Moose Jaw (WHL)
Assistant Coach Ian Herbers Jasper, Alta./Alb. University of Alberta (CWUAA)
Assistant Coach Louis Robitaille Montreal, Que./Qc Drummondville (QMJHL)
Goaltending Consultant Fred Brathwaite Ottawa, Ont. Hockey Canada
Video Manager Tim O’Donovan Kamloops, B.C./C.-B. Kamloops (WHL)
Doctor David Manning Calgary, Alta./Alb. Hockey Canada
Equipment Manager Colin Robinson Kamloops, B.C./C.-B. Kamloops (WHL)
Therapist Binne Brouwer Dunnville, Ont. Mississauga (OHL)
Therapist Nick Murray Logan Lake, B.C./C.-B. Vancouver (WHL)
Mental Skills Coach Derek Robinson Calgary, Alta./Alb. Hockey Canada
Education Consultant Bernie Bajnok Medicine Hat, Alta./Alb. Calgary (WHL)