Team Canada Set to Defend World Juniors Title

The Maple Leaf

The 2019 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship opens today in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.  Team Canada is the defending Champions and are looking to retain the title on home ice.

The team plays four round robin games:

December 26th, 2018 vs. Denmark
December 27th vs. Switzerland
December 29th vs. The Czech Republic
December 31st vs. Russia

This year’s roster consists of the following players:

Goaltenders:

#1 Michael DiPietro
#31 Ian Scott

Defencemen:

#2 Evan Bouchard
#3 Josh Brook
#4 Jared McIsaac
#5 Ian Mitchell
#6 Noah Dobson
#18 Markus Phillips
#24 Ty Smith

Forwards:

#8 Cody Glass
#9 Joe Veleno
#11 Jaret Anderson-Dolan
#14 Max Comtois
#15 Shane Bowers
#16 MacKenzie Entwistle
#17 Nick Suzuki
#20 Brett Leason
#21 Owen Tippett
#22 Owen Tippett
#23 Jack Studnicka
#26 Morgan Frost
#27 Barrett Hayton

The team Captain is Max Comtois, with Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Ian Mitchell, and Evan Bouchard serving as Alternate Captains.  The Head Coach is Tim Hunter.

So, let;s cheer on Team Canada and GO CANADA GO!

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