Three members of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Jordy Bellerive, Brett Davis, and Nick Watson are heading to the World U17 Hockey Challenge to represent Canada.
Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League announced today the list of 66
players selected to represent Canada, with Bellerive, Davis, and Watson making that list.. Of the 66 players, 20 currently play in the WHL. Two 2014 WHL Bantam
Draft picks were also selected to the list.
The 2015 World
Under-17 Hockey Challenge will take place in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, BC
from October 30th to November 7th. Over the next few weeks, the Canadians will
be named to one of three squads – Canada Black, Canada Red and Canada White.
Prior to 2014, Canada was represented by five regional teams.
The 66 players were selected by Hockey Canada Director of Player
Personnel Ryan Jankowski, together with Joël Bouchard, a member of Hockey
Canada’s Program of Excellence management group, and regional scouts Carl
Bouchard (Quebec), Barclay Branch (Ontario), Wade Klippenstein (West), Kevin
Mitchell (Atlantic) and Darrell Woodley (Ontario). These same gentlemen are
charged with making up the three Team Canada rosters, which will be announced
the week prior to the tournament’s start.
(From the WHL)