Canada men's national under-18 ice hockey team

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Canada
Association Hockey Canada
Head coach Canada Darren Rumble
Assistants Canada Steve Hamilton
Canada Stéphane Julien
Top scorer Jeff Friesen (9)
Team colors               
IIHF code CAN
First international
 Russia 8 – 4 Canada 
(Piešťany, Czech Republic; April 11, 2002)
Biggest win
 Canada 15 – 1 Denmark 
(České Budějovice, Czech Republic; April 18, 2005)
Biggest defeat

 United States 10 – 3 Canada 
(Piešťany, Slovakia; April 18, 2002)


 United States 10 – 3 Canada 
(Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States; April 24, 2016)
IIHF World U18 Championship
Appearances 14 (first in 2002)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 3 - 2003, 2008, 2013
Medal record
World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Russia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2008 Russia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2013 Russia Canada
Silver medal – second place 2005 Czech Republic Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Czech Republic Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Finland Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Switzerland Canada
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold medal – first place 1992 Japan Canada
Gold medal – first place 1994 Mexico Canada
Gold medal – first place 1996 Canada Canada
Gold medal – first place 1997 Czech Republic Canada
Gold medal – first place 1998 Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 1999 Czech Republic Canada
Gold medal – first place 2000 Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2001 Czech Republic Canada
Gold medal – first place 2002 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2003 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2004 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2005 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2006 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2008 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2009 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2010 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2011 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2012 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2013 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2014 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2015 Czech Republic/Slovakia Canada
Silver medal – second place 1991 Japan Canada
Silver medal – second place 1995 Japan Canada
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Japan Canada

The Canadian men's national under 18 ice hockey team is part of a three-stage Program of Excellence beginning with the Under-17 regional teams and ending with the National Junior Team. The primary objectives of the Under-18 program are to identify, evaluate, and condition players to the rigors of international competition by giving first exposure to off-shore officiating, ice-surfaces, and travel.

The Under-18 squad traditionally competes in the month of August, during the off season, to allow players to further develop skills with their respective junior teams in the winter following a week-long camp. A 22-player roster is chosen by scouts and coaches from Hockey Canada to represent Canada on the international stage.

The first National Men’s Under-18 Team was created in 1981 with the development of the Program of Excellence and has since competed in many international competitions. For the first 10 years of the program, the National Men’s Under-18 Team participated in exchange camps with the United States to provide both countries the opportunity to refine the skills of their most gifted young players against top caliber international competition. It was not until the Japanese Ice Hockey Federation introduced the Phoenix Cup, a four-nation tournament designed to improve Japan's international hockey program, in 1991 that Canada took part in an international tournament.

The Phoenix Cup (later the Pacific Cup and La Copa Mexico) was a single round robin competition between the national under-18 teams of Canada, Russia, Japan, and the United States. It was competed for between 1991 and 1996, with tournaments in Japan; Mexico City; and Nelson, B.C. In its six-year history, Canada took home three gold medals, two silver and one bronze.

In 1997, the National Men’s Under-18 Team competed against Slovakia and the Czech Republic in a three-nation tournament in the Czech Republic. Canada captured gold and repeated their performance the following year in Slovakia against Belarus, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Since 2002, Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team has taken part in the IIHF World Under-18 Championship, winning three gold medals (2003, 2008, and 2013), one silver medal (2005), and three bronze medals (2012, 2014, and 2015).[1]

Roster[edit]

IIHF U18 World Championships roster[edit]

Roster for the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships:

Head coach: Darren Rumble

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Ian Scott 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1999-01-11) January 11, 1999 (age 18) Canada Prince Albert Raiders
2 D Josh Brook 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1999-06-17) June 17, 1999 (age 17) Canada Moose Jaw Warriors
3 D Ian Mitchell 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1999-01-18) January 18, 1999 (age 18) Canada Spruce Grove Saints
4 D Ty Smith 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (2000-03-24) March 24, 2000 (age 17) United States Spokane Chiefs
5 D Jocktan Chainey 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1999-09-08) September 8, 1999 (age 17) Canada Halifax Mooseheads
8 D Jett Woo 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (2000-07-27) July 27, 2000 (age 16) Canada Moose Jaw Warriors
9 F Isaac Ratcliffe 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1999-02-15) February 15, 1999 (age 18) Canada Guelph Storm
10 F Nate Schnarr 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1999-06-15) June 15, 1999 (age 17) Canada Guelph Storm
11 F Jaret Anderson-DolanC 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1999-09-12) September 12, 1999 (age 17) United States Spokane Chiefs
12 F Stelio MattheosA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1999-06-14) June 14, 1999 (age 17) Canada Brandon Wheat Kings
14 F Maxime ComtoisA 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1999-01-08) January 8, 1999 (age 18) Canada Victoriaville Tigres
15 F Kyle Olson 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (1999-03-22) March 22, 1999 (age 18) United States Tri-City Americans
16 F Akil Thomas 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (2000-01-02) January 2, 2000 (age 17) Canada Niagara IceDogs
18 F Cody Glass 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1999-04-01) April 1, 1999 (age 18) United States Portland Winterhawks
21 F Ty Dellandrea 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (2000-07-21) July 21, 2000 (age 16) United States Flint Firebirds
22 F Jack Studnicka 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (1999-02-18) February 18, 1999 (age 18) Canada Oshawa Generals
23 D David Noël 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1999-04-10) April 10, 1999 (age 18) Canada Val-d'Or Foreurs
24 D Jared McIsaac 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (2000-03-27) March 27, 2000 (age 17) Canada Halifax Mooseheads
26 F MacKenzie Entwistle 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1999-07-14) July 14, 1999 (age 17) Canada Hamilton Bulldogs
27 F Liam Hawel 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1999-04-18) April 18, 1999 (age 18) Canada Guelph Storm
28 F Matthew Strome 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1999-01-06) January 6, 1999 (age 18) Canada Hamilton Bulldogs
29 G Alexis Gravel 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (2000-03-21) March 21, 2000 (age 17) Canada Halifax Mooseheads
30 G Jacob McGrath 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (1999-01-07) January 7, 1999 (age 18) Canada Sudbury Wolves

Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament:

Head coach: Paul McFarland

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Michael DiPietro 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1999-06-09) June 9, 1999 (age 17) Canada Windsor Spitfires
2 D Evan Bouchard 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1999-10-20) October 20, 1999 (age 17) Canada London Knights
3 D Ian Mitchell 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1999-01-18) January 18, 1999 (age 18) Canada Spruce Grove Saints
5 D Josh Brook 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1999-06-17) June 17, 1999 (age 17) Canada Moose Jaw Warriors
7 D Antoine Crête-Belzile – A 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1999-08-19) August 19, 1999 (age 17) Canada Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
9 F Joseph Veleno 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (2000-01-13) January 13, 2000 (age 17) Canada Saint John Sea Dogs
10 F Greg Meireles 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1999-01-01) January 1, 1999 (age 18) Canada Ottawa Jr. Senators
12 F Stelio Mattheos 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1999-06-14) June 14, 1999 (age 17) Canada Brandon Wheat Kings
14 F Maxime Comtois 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1999-01-08) January 8, 1999 (age 18) Canada Victoriaville Tigres
15 F Shane Bowers 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1999-07-30) July 30, 1999 (age 17) United States Waterloo Black Hawks
16 D Jonathan Smart 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1999-06-01) June 1, 1999 (age 17) Canada Kelowna Rockets
17 F Ryan McLeod 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1999-09-21) September 21, 1999 (age 17) Canada Mississauga Steelheads
18 D Markus Phillips – C 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1999-03-21) March 21, 1999 (age 18) Canada Owen Sound Attack
20 F Jordy Bellerive 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1999-05-02) May 2, 1999 (age 17) Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes
21 F Michael Rasmussen 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1999-04-17) April 17, 1999 (age 18) United States Tri-City Americans
22 F Owen TippettA 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1999-02-16) February 16, 1999 (age 18) Canada Mississauga Steelheads
23 F Jack Studnicka 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (1999-02-18) February 18, 1999 (age 18) Canada Oshawa Generals
24 D Elijah Roberts 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (1999-01-23) January 23, 1999 (age 18) Canada Kitchener Rangers
26 F MacKenzie Entwistle 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1999-07-14) July 14, 1999 (age 17) Canada Hamilton Bulldogs
27 F Nick Suzuki 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1999-08-10) August 10, 1999 (age 17) Canada Owen Sound Attack
28 F Matthew Strome 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1999-01-06) January 6, 1999 (age 18) Canada Hamilton Bulldogs
31 G Ian Scott 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1999-01-11) January 11, 1999 (age 18) Canada Prince Albert Raiders

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Men's Under-18 Team". hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 

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