Hockey Alberta and BC Hockey announced today the 22-player roster that will represent Team Pacific at the 2013 World Junior Under 17 Hockey Challenge, December 29, 2012 to January 4, 2013 in Victoriaville/Drummondville, Quebec.
Team Pacific is comprised of 11 players from BC and 11 players from Alberta.
Hockey Alberta and BC Hockey each identified 34 U17 male athletes (4 G, 12 D, 18 F) from their respective provincial evaluation camps to participate in the joint regional camp in July, 2012. From the regional camp, these players were evaluated during the first part of their club’s team season by the Team Pacific evaluators.
Eighteen of the 22 players selected to Team Pacific currently play in the Western Hockey League, including Jake Virtanen and Josh Thrower of the Calgary Hitmen.
Virtanen, a 16-year-old forward from Abbotsford, BC, has four goals in 18 games with the Hitmen this season while Thrower, a 16-year-old defenceman from Squamish, BC, has three points (1g 2a) in 13 games.
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History of Hitmen at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
2011/12 Windsor, ON Pacific Greg Chase 5gp 1g 5a 6pts 8pim
2010/11 Winnipeg/Portage La Prairie, MB Pacific Rob Trzonkowski 5gp 3g 0a 3pts 27pim
2010/11 Winnipeg/Portage La Prairie, MB Pacific Chase Clayton 6gp 0g 1a 1pts 0pim
2010/11 Winnipeg/Portage La Prairie, MB Pacific Keaton Lubin 4gp 0g 0a 0pts 4pim
2008/09 Port Alberni, BC Pacific Austin Madaisky 6gp 0g 2a 2pts 14pim
2007/08 London, ON Pacific Chase Schaber 6gp 4g 3a 7pts 10pim
2007/08 London, ON Pacific Matt MacKenzie 4gp 0g 2a 2pts 6pim
2005/06 Regina, SK Pacific Brett Sonne 6gp 2g 1a 3pts 4pim
2005/06 Regina, SK Western Alex Plante 5gp 0g 2a 2pts 6pim
2004/05 Lethbridge, AB Pacific Karl Alzner 6gp 0g 1a 1pts 4pim
2004/05 Lethbridge, AB Pacific Daniel Spence 0-1 7.77GAA
2004/05 Lethbridge, AB Western Ryan White 6gp 2g 9a 11pts 6pim
2004/05 Lethbridge, AB Western Keegan Dansereau 6gp 0g 3a 3pts 17pim
2003/04 St. John's, NL Pacific Dustin Kohn 6gp 1g 4a 5pts 10pim
2003/04 St. John's, NL Western Brodie Dupont 5gp 1g 3a 4pts 4pim
2001/02 Selkirk/Stonewall,MB Western Ryan Getzlaf 5gp 2g 6a 8pts 10pim
2001/02 Selkirk/Stonewall,MB Western Kyle Annesley 5gp 2g 3a 5pts 6pim
2001/02 Selkirk/Stonewall,MB Western Paul Albers 5gp 0g 4a 4pts 6pim
2000/01 Truro, NS Pacific Johnny Boychuk 4gp 1g 2a 3pts 0pim
1999/00 Timmons, ON West Owen Fussey 5gp 0g 1a 1pts 2pim