U18 World Championship General Discussion

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  1. HabLover

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    Here's my take on who will be available and potential prospects for Team Canada at the U18 IIHF World Championships. Should be a good club, regardless who is available;

    GOALIES

    Kurtis Mucha - WHL
    Justin Leclerc - WHL
    Trevor Cann - OHL

    DMEN

    Luke Schenn - WHL
    Eric Doyle - WHL
    Thomas Hickey - WHL
    John Negrin - WHL
    Drew Doughty - OHL
    Mark Katic - OHL
    Alex Grant - QMJHL

    FORWARDS

    Colton Sceviour - WHL
    Zach Boychuk - WHL
    Colton Gillies - WHL
    Dana Tyrell - WHL
    Brandon Sutter - WHL
    Dustin Sylvester - WHL
    Dwight King - WHL
    Kyle Turris - BCHL
    Logan Couture - OHL
    Yves Bastien - OHL
    Akim Aliu - OHL
    Zack Torquato - OHL
    Jamie Arniel - OHL
    Josh Bailey - OHL
    Steven Stamkos - OHL
    JS Allard - QMJHL
    Olivier Fortier - QMJHL
     
  2. FTowwn

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    that looks like a fairly solid team., especially on the blueline. Doughty is a force.
     
  3. RayLeeCharles

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    Id like to see Dustin Tokarski (G) get a shot at the international stage. Hes been very solid in his rookie season here in Spokane, hes just my homer pick.
     
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    I am sure there is an obvious answer to this question but where is Tavares? Playoffs?
     
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    Ya I was wondering the same...I don't really follow the standings, just the scoring races :S
     
  6. HabLover

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    Tavares would be there no doubt, but I am just guessing Oshawa makes it into the 2nd round of the OHL playoffs and therefore, Tavares would be unavailable for Team Canada. But hey, let's hope Oshawa gets knocked out in the 1st round and Tavares can play!
     
  7. montreal

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    Without solid defense and goaltending it will be tough for Oshawa to go far imo. I only started to follow the team when they picked up Loic Lacasse, but wow do they give up a ton of shots.
     
  8. Bad News Benning

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    Thomas Hickey should be a top defenseman on this team, I think he could put himself into the Top 15 of the draft with a good performance at the U18's.
     
  9. WADEugottaBELAKthat

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    I agree with you. Hickey is real good and, despite his size, is a very safe pick in this year's draft. Lots of upside.
     
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    Katic will probly not be eligible, sarnia will go farther than the 2nd rd in this years playoffs
     
  11. HabLover

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    Hopefully not, because I would like to see Stamkos named to the team!
     
  12. WeThreeKings

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    When does the u-18 tournament take place? And will it be televised? I know a couple games TSN televised.
     
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    It takes place in Tampere, Finland.
     
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    The way Sarnia is playing of late both Katic and Stamkos will be playing for Canada. I can't wait to see those two on the big ice.
     
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    Anyone know if Turris and his Burnaby team have a chance in their BCHL playoffs and if so, could it jeopardize Turris being named to Team Canada. I know the Royal Bank Cup is not until May, so hopefully Burnaby gets knocked out asap in the BCHL playoffs. Turris is up to 63 goals so far this season and could get to 70 in the last 4 games of the season here. Quite amazing for a 17 yr old and when you think about it, that no other player is even at 50 goals right now, it's even more amazing.
     
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    April 11th through 22nd, in Finland as another poster pointed out.
     
  17. HabLover

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    Anybody see Team USA's roster and what they will have?
     
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    Probably most of the NDTP U-18 team and probably a few from the U-17 team and/ or other players in junior leagues.
     
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    Pat White is one of the players that will be joining the NTDP U18 team for this tournament.
     
  20. HabLover

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    How about guys like Jon Blum, Thomas McCollum, Jeremy Smith, etc. joining Team USA if possible?
     
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    Blum and Smith will probably be in the playoffs for a while.

    It'd be nice to see what McCollum could do but it's not a sure thing he'll be available and the NTDP's goaltending duo of Phillips and Unice have both played quite well against international competition. Phillips is the more highly touted of the two and has better stats on the whole year but Unice has a .942 save percentage in 5 international games. How could they justify leaving either one at home? It may just end up being a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
     
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    Team canada u-18 world championsip

    Anyone know what kind of team canada will have? When is the tournament? Will the 1st rd of playoff in the chl be over before they annonced the team?
     
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    Here's some info regarding the tournament: http://www.u18mm2007.fi/default.asp?kieli=826

    From my vantage point, it's too bad that Canada and USA play their first games in Rauma and not in Tampere. Fewer transportation options and a longer trip to boot. Still, gotta go see the USA-Canada match-up on 4/15.
     
  24. MS

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    You list a few players off Kootenay, who are something like 48-17 and would be a heck of a longshot to be gone in the first round.

    Of the WHL teams who are out as of now, I'd have as likely canditates:

    - Lethbridge ... Boychuk, King, Bancks
    - Portland ... Mucha, Sceviour
    - Kelowna ... Almond, Schenn
    - Saskatoon ... Gillies
    ... if Moose Jaw is out, Bast and Ehrhardt are possibles, but if PA is out they don't really have anyone.

    A player I'd love to see in this tournament is Carter Bancks of Lethbridge. Reminds me of Darren Helm in his draft year - isn't that big, and the stats don't look great because he wasn't given a lot of offensive opportunities, but he can flat-out fly, has a bunch of untapped offensive potential, and would be tailor-made for the large ice surface. One of my favourite mid-round sleepers right now.
     
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    Add defenseman Ryan McDonagh, as well.
     

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