This year is as tough as any to pick. Canada’s roster has seven returnees (if Fabbro can go). Ducharme is shaking things up zero draft eligible players and three NCAA players. Canada has a substantially better medal and gold medal winning percentage when the tourney is on North American ice.
ISS Hockey releases their Top 31 list of prospects for the 2018 NHL Draft, and defenceman Noah Dobson made a giant leap to #19 after cracking the list at 31 last month.
Accepting a head coaching job in early December isn’t easy, particularly when you have to move from one side of the country to the other. That’s exactly what Jason Fortier did.
A goal that was reviewed, then reviewed again, turned out to be the winner as Canada’s national women’s team defeated the U.S. 3-1 in San Jose, California on Dec. 15.
Team Canada is finalized and ready to play for World Junior gold. Hockey Canada released the final five players Friday night after the team completed its four-day selection camp with a 5-2 win over Team Denmark in St. Catharines.
In recent years, if you were to check the standings of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), the Calgary Mustangs would be sitting at or close to the bottom of the standings, especially in the South Division.
Outside of Team Canada East and West, the four international entries for the World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) are bringing formidable teams.
In the 11-year history of the World Junior A Challenge (WJAC), Team Canada has four gold medals, with their last coming in 2015. However, all four gold belong to the West, as the hockey-crazy host country gets two entries each year: Team Canada West and Team Canada East.
Canada’s World Junior roster will be rich with returnees in all three areas of the ice. Headlining the list of invitees to Hockey Canada’s selection camp are seven returning players: a goalie (Carter Hart), three forwards (Dillon Dube, Taylor Raddysh and Michael McLeod) and three defencemen (Kale Clague, Jake Bean and Dante Fabbro).
Scoring goals is a difficult skill to develop. The great majority of players need to develop a better tactical and technical awareness when developing sniping proficiency and success.
It was a scoreless game in the final minutes of the third period when Jillian Saulnier sent the already raucous crowd at Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place into a frenzy.
Shannon Szabados stopped 27 shots and Brianne Jenner scored in overtime to give Canada a 2-1 win and the lead in the six-game series with the U.S. as they prepare for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
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