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Canada men's national under-18 ice hockey team

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.

Canada
Shirt badge/Association crest
The Maple Leaf has always appeared on the uniform since 1920.[1]
Nickname(s)Team Canada
(Équipe Canada)
AssociationHockey Canada
Head coachCanada André Tourigny
AssistantsCanada Mitch Love
Canada Ryan Oulahen
Top scorerJeff Friesen (9)
Team colors              
IIHF codeCAN
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
Appearances14 (first in 2002)
Best resultGold 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 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).[2]

Contents

RosterEdit

IIHF U18 World Championships rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World U18 Championships:

Head coach: Brett Gibson

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Taylor Gauthier 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 180 lb (82 kg) (2001-02-15) February 15, 2001 (age 18)   Prince George Cougars
2 D Braden Schneider 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 210 lb (95 kg) (2001-09-20) September 20, 2001 (age 17)   Brandon Wheat Kings
3 D Kaedan Korczak 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 188 lb (85 kg) (2001-01-29) January 29, 2001 (age 18)   Kelowna Rockets
4 D Thomas Harley 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 183 lb (83 kg) (2001-08-19) August 19, 2001 (age 17)   Mississauga Steelheads
5 D Michael Vukojevic 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 206 lb (93 kg) (2001-06-08) June 8, 2001 (age 17)   Kitchener Rangers
6 D Jamie Drysdale 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 165 lb (75 kg) (2002-04-08) April 8, 2002 (age 17)   Erie Otters
7 F Brayden Tracey 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 174 lb (79 kg) (2001-05-28) May 28, 2001 (age 17)   Moose Jaw Warriors
8 F Keean Washurak 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 184 lb (83 kg) (2001-08-16) August 16, 2001 (age 17)   Mississauga Steelheads
9 F Nathan Légaré 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 201 lb (91 kg) (2001-01-11) January 11, 2001 (age 18)   Baie-Comeau Drakkar
10 F Dylan Holloway 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 192 lb (87 kg) (2001-09-23) September 23, 2001 (age 17)   Okotoks Oilers
11 F Jakob Pelletier 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 157 lb (71 kg) (2001-03-07) March 7, 2001 (age 18)   Moncton Wildcats
14 F Jamieson Rees 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 171 lb (78 kg) (2001-02-26) February 26, 2001 (age 18)   Sarnia Sting
15 F Alex Newhook 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 190 lb (86 kg) (2001-01-28) January 28, 2001 (age 18)   Victoria Grizzlies
16 F Ryan Suzuki 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 170 lb (77 kg) (2001-05-28) May 28, 2001 (age 17)   Barrie Colts
17 F Dylan Cozens 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 185 lb (84 kg) (2001-02-09) February 9, 2001 (age 18)   Lethbridge Hurricanes
18 F Connor Zary 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 175 lb (79 kg) (2001-09-25) September 25, 2001 (age 17)   Kamloops Blazers
19 F Peyton Krebs 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 180 lb (82 kg) (2001-01-26) January 26, 2001 (age 18)   Winnipeg Ice
20 D Jordan Spence 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 163 lb (74 kg) (2001-02-24) February 24, 2001 (age 18)   Moncton Wildcats
24 D Daemon Hunt 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 198 lb (90 kg) (2002-05-15) May 15, 2002 (age 16)   Moose Jaw Warriors
26 F Philip Tomasino 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 180 lb (82 kg) (2001-07-28) July 28, 2001 (age 17)   Niagara Ice Dogs
27 F Samuel Poulin 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 206 lb (93 kg) (2001-02-25) February 25, 2001 (age 18)   Sherbrooke Phoenix
29 G Nolan Maier 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 168 lb (76 kg) (2001-01-10) January 10, 2001 (age 18)   Saskatoon Blades
30 G Jonathan Lemieux 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 184 lb (83 kg) (2001-06-08) June 8, 2001 (age 17)   Val-d'Or Foreurs

Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament rosterEdit

Roster for the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Head coach: André Tourigny

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Taylor Gauthier 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (2001-02-15) February 15, 2001 (age 18)   Prince George Cougars
2 D Justin Barron 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (2001-11-15) November 15, 2001 (age 17)   Halifax Mooseheads
3 D Matthew Robertson 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (2001-03-09) March 9, 2001 (age 18)   Edmonton Oil Kings
4 D Bowen Byram – A 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (2001-06-13) June 13, 2001 (age 17)   Vancouver Giants
5 D Michael Vukojevic 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (2001-06-08) June 8, 2001 (age 17)   Kitchener Rangers
6 D Kaedan Korczak 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) (2001-01-29) January 29, 2001 (age 18)   Kelowna Rockets
7 D Braden Schneider 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (2001-09-20) September 20, 2001 (age 17)   Brandon Wheat Kings
8 D Maxence Guénette 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (2001-04-28) April 28, 2001 (age 17)   Val-d'Or Foreurs
9 F Graeme Clarke 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (2001-04-24) April 24, 2001 (age 17)   Ottawa 67's
10 F Jamieson Rees 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (2001-02-26) February 26, 2001 (age 18)   Sarnia Sting
11 F Alexis Lafrenière – C 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (2001-10-11) October 11, 2001 (age 17)   Rimouski Océanic
12 F Jakob Pelletier 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 72 kg (159 lb) (2001-03-03) March 3, 2001 (age 18)   Moncton Wildcats
14 F Sasha Mutala 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (2001-05-06) May 6, 2001 (age 17)   Tri-City Americans
15 F Josh Williams 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (2001-03-08) March 8, 2001 (age 18)   Medicine Hat Tigers
16 F Ryan Suzuki 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (2001-05-28) May 28, 2001 (age 17)   Barrie Colts
17 F Kirby Dach 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (2001-01-21) January 21, 2001 (age 18)   Saskatoon Blades
18 F Peyton Krebs 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (2001-01-26) January 26, 2001 (age 18)   Kootenay Ice
19 F Samuel Poulin 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (2001-02-25) February 25, 2001 (age 18)   Sherbrooke Phoenix
20 F Dylan Holloway 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (2001-09-23) September 23, 2001 (age 17)   Okotoks Oilers
22 F Dylan Cozens – A 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (2001-02-09) February 9, 2001 (age 18)   Lethbridge Hurricanes
24 F Xavier Parent 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (2001-03-23) March 23, 2001 (age 18)   Halifax Mooseheads
30 G Nolan Maier 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (2001-01-10) January 10, 2001 (age 18)   Saskatoon Blades

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A century of Jerseys". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  2. ^ "National Men's Under-18 Team". hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved 2011-01-04.

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