Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers are pleased to announce that Hockey Canada has named current Tigers forward Ryan Chyzowski (Kamloops, B.C.) to participate as part of Team Canada White at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Oct. 27-Nov. 5.
Chyzowski, drafted 18th overall by the Tigers in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, will be the third member of his family to wear the Team Canada crest; his father, Dave, captained Canada to a gold medal at the 1990 IIHF World Junior Championship, while his brother, Nick, won silver with Team Pacific at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Currently this season Chyzowski has played in 9 games this season so far scoring 3 times, 2 of which are game winning goals. In his short Tigers career Chyzowski has played in 15 games. Ryan will suit up for the 2015 Champion Team Canada White and will join 6 other WHL drafted players on the team this year.
Chyzowski replaces Joe Veleno (Kirkland, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) who is unable to participate due to a lower-body injury.
Official tournament action gets underway on October. 30th when Chyzowski and Team Canada White face-off against Team Canada Black at 4pm ET.