Wednesday 6 August 2014

Ochapowace's Bear cracks Canadian Under 18 Squad

The Canadian men's roster for the upcoming under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup will have some local flavour on the squad.

The 22-man roster comprised entirely of players competing in the Canadian Hockey League, will include Ochapowace product & Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Ethan Bear.

Bear, had 6 goals and 13 assists for 19 points in 58 WHL games with the T-Birds this season.

The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup starts Monday and ends Aug. 16 with games played in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.

Canada has won the annual tournament six years in a row, and 18 of the past 23 times since it began in 1991.

Canada opens the tournament Monday against Switzerland.

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