Thursday 26 November 2015

Local products make 2015 Canada West Selection Camp Roster

(CJHL Press Release)

 Leduc, Alta., will welcome 60 players looking to earn one of 22 spots on Team Canada West’s final 2015 World Junior A Challenge roster when it hosts the team’s selection camp, Dec. 5-8.

Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), released the 60-player roster on Wednesday. Players named to the Team Canada West selection camp roster were selected from the CJHL’s five western Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).
The Canada West selection camp roster includes:
·             six goaltenders, 21 defencemen and 33 forwards;
·             24 players from the AJHL, 18 players from the BCHL, eight players from the SJHL, seven players from the MJHL, and three players from the SIJHL;
·             three players returning from the 2014 World Junior A Challenge (Tyler Busch, Dante Fabbro and Tyson Jost).

The selection camp roster was chosen by Team Canada West head coach Tim Fragle (Sherwood Park, AJHL) along with assistant coaches Paul Dyck (Steinbach, MJHL), Mike Reagan (Flin Flon, SJHL) and Barry Wolff (Coquitlam, BCHL), and director of hockey operations Trevor Alto (BCHL).
The selection camp, scheduled for Dec. 5-8, will be held at the Leduc Recreation Centre in Leduc, Alta. The 60 players will be divided into three teams and play four intrasquad games (two 25-minute, running-time periods each) over three days.
“With the tremendous amount of talent in Western Canada, there were tough decisions to get to these 60 players, and we’re expecting it to be even tougher to get down to the final 22,” said Fragle. “It’s going to be an exciting four days in Leduc, and as a staff we can’t wait to get started in Ontario on Dec. 13.”
The Wellington and District Community Centre, home of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s (OJHL) Wellington Dukes, will host two pre-tournament games on Friday, Dec. 11; the first featuring the OJHL All-Stars in a match-up against the Czech Republic at 3 p.m. ET, and the second featuring Team Canada East taking on the United States at 7 p.m. ET.
In Trenton, Team Canada West will go head-to-head with Russia on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens, home of the OJHL’s Trenton Golden Hawks.
Tickets to the pre-tournament games can be purchased at the arena box offices in Wellington and Trenton beginning Nov. 9. Single-game tickets are $10 each, or $15 for the two Wellington games.
This year marks the 10th edition of the World Junior A Challenge – executed as part of a partnership between Hockey Canada and the CJHL. The event visits Ontario for the first time since its inception in 2006. Two Canadian teams and four international squads will form the two groups of three teams that face off Dec. 13-19 at the Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg and the Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby.
Full-tournament ticket packages in both Cobourg and Whitby, including the gold-medal game, can be purchased through the Hockey Canada website.

Seven of the nine gold-medal games at the World Junior A Challenge have featured at least one Canadian team. Team Canada West won gold at the first two tournaments, in 2006 and 2007, and also took the top prize in 2011. The team also earned silver in 2008, 2009 and 2012, and won bronze in 2013. Team Canada East earned silver medals in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011, and claimed bronze in 2008.
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**The Selection Camp roster includes 18 year Regan Seiferling of the Yorkton Terriers. The Moose Jaw product
has posted seven goals and 13 points in 24 games for the Terriers this season, his second in the SJHL.

Also in his 2nd year, Swan Valley Stampeder forward Tristan Langan has made the roster. The product of Swan River currently leads the Stamps in scoring with 10 goals, 19 assists for 29 points in 27 games.

Other local products cracking the camp roster include Langenburg's Evan Werle of the Notre Dame Hounds and Melfort Mustang forward Moosomin native Dakota Boutin

Canada West Selection Camp Roster
Bo Didur L 5’10” 160 04/21/97 West Vancouver, B.C. Langley (BCHL)
Matteo Esposito L 5’10” 170 01/20/97 Greenwich, Conn. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Matthew Murray L 6’1” 185 02/02/98 St. Albert, Alta. Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Zac Robidoux L 6’3” 215 01/30/96 Winnipeg, Man. Flin Flon (SJHL)
Taylor Unruh L 6’0” 195 01/08/97 Regina, Sask. Dryden (SIJHL)
Stefan Wornig L 6’6” 215 03/29/97 White Rock, B.C. Powell River (BCHL)

Shane Bear L 5’10” 170 02/17/97 Calgary, Alta. Brooks (AJHL)
Carson Beers R 6’1” 183 07/17/97 Taber, Alta. Okotoks (AJHL)
T.J. Brown R 5’11” 186 02/17/98 Lacombe, Alta. Camrose (AJHL)
Dennis Cholowski L 6’1” 165 02/15/98 Langley, B.C. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Michael Eskra L 6’0” 185 01/25/97 Regina, Sask. Weyburn (SJHL)
Dante Fabbro R 6’1” 185 06/20/98 Whistler, B.C. Penticton (BCHL)
Darby Gula L 5’9” 170 01/08/98 Steinbach, Man. Steinbach (MJHL)
Cole Josefchak R 6’1” 210 08/08/97 Calgary, Alta. Lloydminster (AJHL)
Stephen Kleysen L 5’11” 185 01/12/97 Winnipeg, Man. Winnipeg (MJHL)
Cale Makar R 5’10” 175 10/30/98 Calgary, Alta. Brooks (AJHL)
Lawson McDonald R 5’9” 165 09/06/97 Rosetown, Man. Winkler (MJHL)
Chris McKay R 6’4” 218 04/17/96 Edmonton, Alta. Sherwood Park (AJHL)
Brett Orr L 5’10” 182 04/04/96 Elkhorn, Man. Portage (MJHL)
Brinson Pasichnuk L 6’0” 185 11/24/97 Bonnyville, Alta. Bonnyville (AJHL)
Regan Seiferling R 6’2” 165 03/09/97 Moose Jaw, Sask. Yorkton (SJHL)
Reece Soukoroff L 6’2” 175 05/07/98 Calgary, Alta. Okotoks (AJHL)
Dean Stewart R 6’2” 178 06/10/98 Portage la Prairie, Man. Portage (MJHL)
Connor Sych R 6’4” 185 01/22/97 North Battleford, Sask. Battlefords (SJHL)
Cameron Trott R 6’1” 185 04/19/97 Anmore, B.C. Salmon Arm (BCHL)
Evan Werle L 5’8” 180 04/18/97 Langenburg, Sask. Notre Dame (SJHL)
Troy Williams L 5’11” 195 02/08/98 Dryden, Ont. Dryden (SIJHL)

Noah Bauld R 5’11” 180 01/02/97 Halifax, N.S. Lloydminster (AJHL)
Kyle Betts L 6’1” 180 09/17/97 Flesherton, Ont. Powell River (BCHL)
Brandon Biro L 5’11” 160 03/11/98 Sherwood Park, Alta. Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Dakota Boutin L 6’0” 185 07/03/97 Moosomin, Sask. Melfort (SJHL)
Tyler Busch L 6’2” 192 01/03/96 Lloydminster, Alta. Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Carter Chorney L 6’1” 170 06/14/97 Rainy River, Ont. Fort Frances (SIJHL)
Jackson Cressey R 5’11” 175 01/22/96 West Vancouver, B.C. Coquitlam (BCHL)
Reed Delainey R 6’1” 165 07/23/96 Edam, Sask. Battlefords (SJHL)
Logan Ferguson R 5’11” 180 04/18/97 Calgary, Alta. Canmore (AJHL)
Liam Finlay R 5’7” 145 02/18/97 Kelowna, B.C. Vernon (BCHL)
Matthew Forchuk L 5’10” 166 12/28/96 Okotoks, Alta. Canmore (AJHL)
Justin Fregona R 5’7” 154 05/29/97 Mississauga, Ont. Langley (BCHL)
Mack Graham L 5’8” 155 04/24/97 Etobicoke, Ont. Steinbach (MJHL)
Colin Grannary R 6’0” 175 09/24/97 Delta, B.C. Merritt (BCHL)
Josh Harris L 6’0” 180 07/24/97 Edmonton, Alta. Spruce Grove (AJHL)
Blake Hayward R 6’1” 195 02/11/98 Vancouver, B.C. Coquitlam (BCHL)
Tyson Jost L 6’0” 195 03/17/98 Kelowna, B.C. Penticton (BCHL)
Jordan Kawaguchi L 5’8” 165 05/04/97 Abbotsford, B.C. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Tristan Langan L 6’0” 185 12/05/98 Swan River, Man. Swan Valley (MJHL)
Tyler Maltby R 6’2” 215 05/13/96 Sherwood Park, Alta. Sherwood Park (AJHL)
Bobby McMann R 6’2” 185 06/15/96 Wainwright, Alta. Bonnyville (AJHL)
Joseph Nardi L 5’9” 155 06/01/97 Edmonton, Alta. Whitecourt (AJHL)
Kohen Olischefski L 6’1” 167 02/01/98 Abbotsford, B.C. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Chase Olsen L 5’11” 165 07/02/97 Olds, Alta. Olds (AJHL)
Taden Rattie R 6’4” 190 02/27/98 Airdrie, Alta. Calgary Mustangs (AJHL)
Riley Smith L 6’5” 190 10/17/97 St. Albert, Alta. Olds (AJHL)
Vimal Sukumaran R 5’11” 175 04/09/96 Pierrefonds, Que. Chilliwack (BCHL)
Evan Tschumi R 6’2” 190 04/25/97 Calgary, Alta. Lloydminster (AJHL)
Carter Turnbull R 5’7” 155 09/08/98 Nanaimo, B.C. Powell River (BCHL)
Troy Van Tetering R 5’10” 165 04/26/97 Carstairs, Alta. Lloydminster (AJHL)
Ty Westgard R 6’0” 180 05/21/98 Surrey, B.C. Surrey (BCHL)
Justin Young R 6’0” 170 12/23/97 Leduc, Alta. Whitecourt (AJHL)
Layne Young L 5’11” 200 06/25/97 Frenchman Butte, Sask. Battlefords (SJHL)

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