Thursday, November 15, 2012

Team Ontario for Under 17's

The roster for Team Ontario's entry at this year's Under 17 World Challenge was released today (via twitter).

Here's how it shapes up:

Brent Moran
Matthew Mancina (Guelph pick, playing for Leamington of GOJHL currently)

Roland McKeown
Brandon Prophet
Conor Cummins
Aaron Ekblad
Jacob Middleton
Daniel De Sousa
Dylan DiPerna

Connor McDavid
Eric Cornel
Sam Bennett
Jared McCann
Nic Petti
Spencer Watson
Josh Ho-Sang
Michael Dal Colle
Brett Hargrave
Robbi Fabbri
Dante Salituro
Damian Bourne
Jaden Lindo

Team Ontario has received a medal in 5 straight years (including 3 golds in that span), but they'll be looking for a bit of revenge after grabbing the bronze last year (Team Russia defeated Team USA in last year's final).

For those looking for confirmation, check the OHL's twitter feed.


Anonymous said...

Any thought on Miles Liberati?

Brock Otten said...

Interesting spot to ask this (since Miles is not eligible for the Under 17's, and is American), but I'll answer you anyway.

Seen him a few times. Was much better the most recent. Seems to be settling in a bit. I'd have to see him a few more times to get a better read, but I was impressed with his ability to skate the puck out of his zone. Pretty fluid skater who looks like he could have some offensive potential in this league. Defensively, I liked that he wasn't allowing himself to get pushed around and seemed to have a little bit of a mean streak.

If he keeps improving late into the season (as first year players tend to do), he could find himself as a mid-late round draft pick.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant to post the comment in the NHL preliminary ranking section.

Thanks for the observation.

PS - You really need to be on twitter