Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced on Wednesday the 22 players who will make up Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2007 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka, which will be held in the Czech Republic and Slovakia from August 14-18.
The players were selected by the coaching staff and Al Murray, Hockey Canada’s head scout. Team Canada’s coaching staff is made up of head coach Dave Barr (Edmonton, AB / Guelph, OHL) and his assistants, Jacques Beaulieu (Longlac, ON / Saint John, QMJHL) and Guy Boucher (West Island, QC / Drummondville, QMJHL). The 22 players, born in 1990 or later, were selected out of the 40 who competed at the National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, which ran August 4-8 in Calgary.
Steven Stamkos (Unionville, ON / Sarnia, OHL) has been named captain of the team. The assistants will be Alex Pietrangelo (King City, ON / Mississauga, OHL), Yann Sauvé (Rigaud, QC / Saint John, QMJHL) and Kelsey Tessier (Fredericton, NB / Quebec, QMJHL).
Click here for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team roster
Team Canada breakdown
2 goaltenders, 7 defencemen, 13 forwards
8 players from the Ontario Hockey League
7 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
6 players from the Western Hockey League
Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team will complete in the 2007 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka, a tournament which Canada has claimed three straight years. Canada is in Group A, along with the Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland. All of Canada’s round-robin games will be played in Hodonin, Czech Republic. Group B consists of Finland, Russia, Slovakia and U.S.A. Teams in Group B will play round-robin games in Piestany, Slovakia.
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