Calgary, AB – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, today announced its National Men’s Summer Under-18 roster that will compete at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup next week. Of the 22 players selected, 12 currently play in the WHL.
The roster was selected following a five-day selection camp that included daily practices and three Red-White intrasquad games during Hockey Canada’s National Teams’ Summer Showcase at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
WHL Players – Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team
|Carter Hart||G||1998||Sherwood Park, AB||Everett Silvertips|
|Jake Bean||D||1998||Calgary, AB||Calgary Hitmen|
|Kale Clague||D||1998||Lloydminster, AB||Brandon Wheat Kings|
|Josh Mahura||D||1998||St. Albert, AB||Red Deer Rebels|
|David Quenneville||D||1998||Edmonton, AB||Medicine Hat Tigers|
|Tyler Benson||F||1998||Edmonton, AB||Vancouver Giants|
|Dillon Dube||F||1998||Cochrane, AB||Kelowna Rockets|
|Brett Howden||F||1998||Oakbank, MB||Moose Jaw Warriors|
|Tanner Kaspick||F||1998||Brandon, MB||Brandon Wheat Kings|
|Beck Malenstyn||F||1998||Delta, BC||Calgary Hitmen|
|Nolan Patrick||F||1998||Winnipeg, MB||Brandon Wheat Kings|
|Sam Steel||F||1998||Sherwood Park, AB||Regina Pats|
The 12 WHL players selected to the 22-man roster were the most of any League. In total, 43 players attended the five-day selection camp.
The 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup will take place between August 10-15 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia. Team Canada has won the event the last seven consecutive years and 19 of 24 times since 1991.