U18 Team Canada for the Junior World Cup

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  1. HabLover

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    Anybody got a list or an idea of who will be named to Team Canada for the U18 Junior World Cup in August? This tourney is for 1989 born players(or younger). Canada should have a strong squad again this year. Led by Jonathan Toews and Zack Hamill, Canada cruised to the Gold Medal last year.
     
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    Toews, will not play as he has played in the U20 before.
    I imagine Tavares, Esposito, Gillies, Couture, Grant, Hamill, Doughty, Katic, Torquato, and
    Gagner to get invites.
     
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    I really hope to see Lethbridge Hurricane Justin Leclerc in goal, he is phenomenal.
     
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    After his playoff performance, Kurtis Mucha deserves a long look for goalie too.
     
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    Hamill won't play, he's a late '88.
     
  6. HabLover

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    I know Toews will not play, as I stated in my post, this year's tournament is for 1989 born players or younger. Toews is a 1988 born, as is Zach Hamill.
     
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    I would guess two of these 6 goalies will make up the U18 goaltending tandem for Team Canada. So yes, Mucha will get a long look. Leclerc will be there as well. I am surprised Tyson Sexsmith was not named to this camp, so I guess he will not be considered for the U18 Junior World Cup.


    UNDER-18 GOALTENDERS ATTENDING POE GOALTENDER CAMP
    Name P C HT WT BORN HOMETOWN 2005-06 TEAM PRO STATUS
    Daryl Borden G R/D 6’3†191 05/19/89 Brantford, ON Kingston (OHL) 2007 Dft/Rep.
    Trevor Cann G L/G 5’11†175 03/30/89 Oakville, ON Peterborough (OHL) 2007 Dft/Rep.
    Rafael D’Orso G L/G 5’10†170 02/02/89 Montreal, QC Laval (QC MAAA) 2007 Dft/Rep.
    Jake Fischer G L/G 6’2†180 02/15/89 Belle River, ON Windsor (OHL) 2007 Dft/Rep.
    Justin Leclerc G R/D 5’11†194 01/26/89 Saskatoon, SK Lethbridge (WHL) 2007 Dft/Rep.
    Kurtis Mucha G L/G 6’1†171 06/03/89 Sherwood Park, AB Portland (WHL) 2007 Dft/Rep.
     
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    Sexsmith should be there. I'm not sure I would have invited any of the OHL goalies let alone 3. Cann was good with Peterborough, the top team in the OHL this season, but really struggled at the u-17 with the top players his age. Borden was just ok with Kingston and didn't have a great u-17 with limited playing time. Jake Fischer is the one I really can't understand. He played just 15 games for Windsor this season with a 4.90 gaa and .867 save percentage. With most OHL teams Fishcer would not have even been in the league last season but Windsor had no depth in goal and had to use him. I'm surprised that neither of the two Quebec goalies who led their team to gold at the u-17 were inivited, Riopel and D'Orso.
     
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    D'Orso is there
     
  10. HabLover

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    Here is my list of invites and projected roster(bold);

    Goaltenders

    Mucha - WHL
    D'Orso - QMJHL

    Leclerc - WHL
    Cann - OHL

    Defence

    Hickey - WHL
    Doyle - WHL
    Schenn - WHL
    Katic - OHL
    Doughty - OHL
    Grant - QMJHL
    Marshall - QMJHL

    Smith - OPJHL
    Syrvet - OHL
    Aulie - WHL
    Negrin - WHL
    Ross - WHL

    Forwards

    Couture - OHL
    Gagner - OHL
    Tavares - OHL
    Torquato - OHL
    Mitchell - OHL
    Sutter - WHL
    Gillies - WHL
    Boychuk - WHL
    Sonne - WHL
    Tyrell - WHL
    Esposito - QMJHL
    Malone - USHS
    Turris - BCHL

    King - WHL
    Leffler - WHL
    Pelech - OHL
    Cameron - OHL
    Stinziani - QMJHL
    MacMillan - QMJHL
    Escott - QMJHL
    Brannon - QMJHL
     
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    I don't know MacMillan and Cameron will probably make the team
     
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    Overall a pretty good list but there are some players there that I can't see getting invited to the camp. Syvret was a healthy scratch for most of London's playoff games and wasn't one of the top dmen for Ontario at u-17. Brendan Smith is a guy I think will make the final roster for Canada. Up front there is no way Pelech gets an invite. He was sent down to Jr. B during the season by Kitchener because he struggled to play in the OHL and his skating is suspect and definitely not suited to the international game. I really like Brian Cameron and think he'll make the final roster and was really impressed with Stinzani at the u-17. He's a tremendous skater and ideally suited for the international game. Mitchell also struggles in the skating department and is much better suited to the major junior game than international competition.
     
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    Goaltenders
    D'Orso - QMJHL
    Leclerc - WHL

    Defence
    Grant - Katic
    Hickey - Doughty
    Doyle - Marshall
    Schenn

    Forwards
    Couture - Gagner - Tavares
    Esposito - Turris - Gillies
    Torquato - Boychuk - Sutter
    Cameron - MacMillan - Brannon
    Malone
     
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    Looking at the coaching....

    and with Clouston and Truitt being there I wouldn't be suprised at all to see John Negrin, Dustin Sylvester and Luke Schenn be named to the team.
     
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    Fischer is a very, very good goalie. His stats are bad because it seemed the team didn't play very well for him. However their were games where he stood on his head and held his team in it. If Gaudagnolo isn't back he should be the starter for a young Windsor team. He will most likely be drafted next year. Big, quick and will grow more.
     
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    Schenn and Hickey are the two best 89 dmen in the WHL I think, I would guess they will both make the team and play big minutes. What about Alex Plante? From the limited vieiwings I've had of him he looks good, even though he's still learning how to move his huge frame well. Surprised no one has mentioned him yet, at least. I'm not really too surprised about Sexsmith not getting an invite, he really didn't impress me in the few games he played with the Giants this year. Everything looked a little bit forced and too much fighting the puck. Hard to say when he gets so little time though, with long breaks between his games.
     
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    Sonne and Sutter should be locks for the team. An outside shot is Keith Aulie from my Wheaties.
     
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    It will be a mistake if Leclerc is not on that team. He will be one of the best goalies in the WHL this year.
     
  19. HabLover

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    Here is the full list, more players have been invited than in years past,


    Goaltenders

    Cann, Trevor L/G 5’11†184 03/30/89 Oakville, ON Peterborough (OHL) 2007 Dft
    Fischer, Jake L/G 6’2.5†185 02/15/89 Belle River, ON Windsor (OHL) 2007 Dft
    Leclerc, Justin R/D 6’0†182 01/26/89 Saskatoon, SK Lethbridge (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Mucha, Kurtis L/G 6’1†175 06/03/89 Sherwood Park, AB Portland (WHL) 2007 Dft

    Defence

    Aulie, Keith L/G 6’5†202 07/11/89 Rouleau, SK Brandon (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Desnoyers, Marc-Antoine L/G 6’0.5†170 01/15/89 St-Jérôme, QC Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Doughty, Drew R/D 5’11.5†190 12/08/89 London, ON Guelph (OHL) 2008 Dft
    Doyle, Eric R/D 6’2†179 04/05/89 Calgary, AB Everett (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Grant, Alex R/D 6’1.5†185 02/03/89 Antigonish, NS Saint John (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Hickey, Thomas R/D 5’10.5†183 02/08/89 Calgary, AB Seattle (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Katic, Mark L/G 5’9.5†179 05/09/89 Porcupine, ON Sarnia (OHL) 2007 Dft
    Lund, Stephen R/D 6’2.5†192 01/09/89 Halifax, NS PEI (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    MacAskill, Ben R/D 6’0†193 06/26/89 Antigonish, NS Halifax (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Marshall, Kevin L/G 6’0†189 03/10/89 Boucherville, QC Lewiston (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Negrin, John L/G 6’2†185 03/16/89 West Vancouver, BC Kootenay (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Plante, Alex R/D 6’4†218 05/09/89 Brandon, MB Calgary (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Ross, Nick L/G 6’0†182 02/10/89 Lethbridge, AB Regina (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Schenn, Luke R/D 6’2†210 11/02/89 Saskatoon, SK Kelowna (WHL) 2008 Dft
    Smith, Brendan L/G 6’2†165 02/08/89 Mimico, ON St. Michael’s (OPJHL) 2007 Dft
    Subban, P.K. R/D 5’10.5†200 05/13/89 Toronto, ON Belleville (OHL) 2007 Dft

    Forwards

    Allard, Jean-Simon R/D 6’2†185 05/24/89 Alma, QC St. John’s (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Bastien, Yves L/G 5’9.5†165 08/02/89 Dowling, ON Kitchener (OHL) 2007 Dft
    Boychuk, Zach L/G 5’9†160 10/04/89 Airdrie, AB Lethbridge (WHL) 2008 Dft
    Brannon, Scott R/D 5’10.5†175 02/28/89 Stellarton, NS Cape Breton (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Cameron, Bryan R/D 5’9.5†180 02/25/89 Brampton, ON Belleville (OHL) 2007 Dft
    Couture, Logan L/G 6’0†191 03/28/89 Oakville, ON Ottawa (OHL) 2007 Dft
    Ennis, Tyler L/G 5’8†147 10/06/89 Edmonton, AB Medicine Hat (WHL) 2008 Dft
    Esposito, Angelo L/G 6’1†170 02/20/89 Montreal, QC Quebec (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Fortier, Olivier L/G 5’11.5†160 05/02/89 Quebec City, QC Rimouski (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Gagner, Sam R/D 5’10†182 08/10/89 Oakville, ON Sioux City (USHL) 2007 Dft
    Gillies, Colton L/G 6’4.5†195 02/12/89 Surrey, BC Saskatoon (WHL) 2007 Dft
    King, Dwight L/G 6’3†208 05/07/89 Meadow Lake, SK Lethbridge (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Leffler, Brett R/D 6’1†195 05/19/89 Wynyard, SK Regina (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Macenauer, Maxime L/G 5’10.5†175 01/04/89 Laval, QC Rimouski (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    MacMillan, Logan L/G 6’1†184 07/05/89 Charlottetown, PEI Halifax (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Malone, Brad L/G 6’3†205 05/20/89 Miriamichi, NB Cushing Acad. (USHS) 2007 Dft
    Sceviour, Colton R/D 5’11†185 04/20/89 Red Deer, AB Portland (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Sonne, Brett L/G 5’11†182 03/16/89 Maple Ridge, BC Calgary (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Stinziani, Michael L/G 5’7†179 05/11/89 Lorraine, QC Gatineau (QMJHL) 2007 Dft
    Sutter, Brandon R/D 6’2†171 02/14/89 Red Deer, AB Red Deer (WHL) 2007 Dft
    Tavares, John L/G 6’0†183 09/20/90 Oakville, ON Oshawa () 2009 Dft
    Terry, Chris L/G 5’8.5†185 04/07/89 Brampton, ON Plymouth (OHL) 2007 Dft
    Torquato, Zack R/D 5’11.5†191 06/08/89 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Saginaw (OHL) 2007 Dft
    Turris, Kyle R/D 6’0†165 08/14/89 New Westminister, BC Burnaby (BCHL) 2007 Dft
     
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    Glad to see Aulie was invited. He and Plante would be a great pairing, big and mobile...
     
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    No Tyson Sexsmith?
     
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    Did Sexsmith even play this year? I do believe he has great potential but how do you invite a guy that hardly played and was hurt most of the year?
     
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    Sexsmith played a bit this year (11g), plus at the U17s after Christmas, but in Vancouver I was never impressed by him. He seemed to almost attack the puck rather than letting it hit him, and never quite looked comfortable or relaxed in goal. I'm not surprised he wasn't invited, really.
     
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    As stated already, Sexsmith was hurt for most of '05/06. He is still the goalie of the future for the Giants and there is no reason why he shouldn't be there for Canada in future tournaments if he continues to develop. His injury this year and the fact he didn't get much playing time because of Dustin Slade hurt his chances for the U18 camp. If the Giants continue with Slade this upcoming season I don't see Sexsmith getting alot of playing time again. Perhaps a great camp and a good start to the season and he can win the #1 job and the Giants trade Slade?
     
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    Based on the selection camp rosters and the buzz surrounding the camp here is my updated projection of Team Canada's U-18 roster. A couple tough cuts for me to make as always. I think this team would fare great. Goaltending could be a question mark.



    Goaltenders

    Cann, Trevor L/G 5’11†184 03/30/89 Oakville, ON Peterborough (OHL) 2007 Dft

    Leclerc, Justin R/D 6’0†182 01/26/89 Saskatoon, SK Lethbridge (WHL) 2007 Dft


    Defence

    Doughty, Drew R/D 5’11.5†190 12/08/89 London, ON Guelph (OHL) 2008 Dft

    Grant, Alex R/D 6’1.5†185 02/03/89 Antigonish, NS Saint John (QMJHL) 2007 Dft

    Hickey, Thomas R/D 5’10.5†183 02/08/89 Calgary, AB Seattle (WHL) 2007 Dft

    Katic, Mark L/G 5’9.5†179 05/09/89 Porcupine, ON Sarnia (OHL) 2007 Dft

    Marshall, Kevin L/G 6’0†189 03/10/89 Boucherville, QC Lewiston (QMJHL) 2007 Dft

    Schenn, Luke R/D 6'2" 210 11/02/89 Saskatoon, SK Kelowna Rockets (WHL) 2008 Dft

    Smith, Brendan L/G 6’2†165 02/08/89 Mimico, ON St. Michael’s (OPJHL) 2007 Dft


    Forwards

    Allard, Jean-Simon R/D 6’2†185 05/24/89 Alma, QC St. John’s (QMJHL) 2007 Dft

    Boychuk, Zach L/G 5’9†160 10/04/89 Airdrie, AB Lethbridge (WHL) 2008 Dft

    Cameron, Bryan R/D 5’9.5†180 02/25/89 Brampton, ON Belleville (OHL) 2007 Dft

    Couture, Logan L/G 6’0†191 03/28/89 Oakville, ON Ottawa (OHL) 2007 Dft

    Esposito, Angelo L/G 6’1†170 02/20/89 Montreal, QC Quebec (QMJHL) 2007 Dft

    Fortier, Olivier L/G 5’11.5†160 05/02/89 Quebec City, QC Rimouski (QMJHL) 2007 Dft

    Gagner, Sam R/D 5’10†182 08/10/89 Oakville, ON Sioux City (USHL) 2007 Dft

    Gillies, Colton L/G 6’4.5†195 02/12/89 Surrey, BC Saskatoon (WHL) 2007 Dft

    King, Dwight L/G 6’3†208 05/07/89 Meadow Lake, SK Lethbridge (WHL) 2007 Dft

    Sutter, Brandon R/D 6’2†171 02/14/89 Red Deer, AB Red Deer (WHL) 2007 Dft

    Tavares, John L/G 6’0†183 09/20/90 Oakville, ON Oshawa (OHL) 2009 Dft

    Torquato, Zack R/D 5’11.5†191 06/08/89 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Saginaw (OHL) 2007 Dft

    Turris, Kyle R/D 6’0†165 08/14/89 New Westminister, BC Burnaby (BCHL) 2007 Dft

    Line up:
    Forwards:
    Tavares -- Esposito -- Sutter
    Fortier -- Couture -- Boychuk
    King -- Torquato -- Gillies
    Fortier -- Cameron -- Allard
    ex. Turris

    Defence:
    Katic -- Grant
    Hickey -- Doughty
    Schenn -- Marshall
    ex. Smith

    Goalies:
    1) Trevor Cann
    2) Justin Leclerc

    Captain: Tavares
    A's - Hickey, Sutter, Esposito
     

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