Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Team Ontario - Under 17's 2014

Hockey Ontario released the roster for Team Ontario at the 2014 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge today.

You can view the roster here

Only two non OHL players made the cut. '98 defenseman Jakub Chychrun, who is considered a strong favourite for the top pick in the 2014 OHL priority selection. And goaltender Ben Blacker, who is committed to Western Michigan, but was an Ottawa 67's draft pick.

If you're curious, the highest selected player from the 2013 draft not on the roster is Nikita Korostelev, who is likely a candidate for the Russian squad. The highest selected Ontario born player not on the roster is Kitchener's Mike Davies (at 13th overall).

Team Ontario will be gunning for it's first gold since 2011, and will be looking for retribution after an awful 6th place finish last year.

The tournament begins December 29th in Cape Breton.