On behalf of the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada and the High Performance Committee we are proud to announce the 2016 Junior U-20 Team Canada roster for the World Junior Championships to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, June 26 to July 3.
The Junior Team Canada Program will be sending 66 players along with staff members to Prague, Czech Republic to capture the gold in all three divisions of play.
High Performance Director, Steve Dockerty, who was heavily responsible for the restructuring which took place in the international program stated, “our squads will definitely be competing for the gold again. Even though our members were a part of the teams that won double gold in 2014 (U18 & U20), the NBHAC has been working hard to improve the program. We want players that will be part of the Team Canada family for years to come. The High Performance Program has been established to create continuity consisting of strong individuals across the country with involvement in the various national teams at the adult levels.
Dockerty added, “we have a Mission Statement - To prepare and assemble a team of junior ball hockey players from Canada to compete for gold at the WJC. To field a team that sets extraordinary standards for competitiveness, sportsmanship and team continuity. To create a ‘life experience’ for members of JTC and officials.” He added, “that truly is our goal, to compete for gold, but also to set exceptional standards for the players and team officials.
Dockerty continued, ‘all three rosters were selected, not just on high calibre skills, but for their personalities and community backgrounds as well.’ Dockerty concluded with “The ultimate goal is to ensure each player has a life experience that he can take with him for years to come.”
Please join General Manager, Mauro Cugini, and Head Coach Barry Greer, Assistant Coach Tyler McClure and Team Mentor, Hayden Cole in congratulating Canada's best Under 20 ball hockey players and wish them good luck as they compete for gold in 2016 Prague!
Goalies: Collin Charbula, Matt Loveys
Defence: Liam Hayes, Nick Heins, Brendan Moore, Ty Traynor, Zach Treen, Baily Watkins
Forwards: Zachary Archer, Josh Borland, Benoit Chin, Callan Heins, Andrew Kelly, Keegan Leal, Mckenzee MacQueen, Matthew Magliozzi, Ryan Ngan, Jack Scanlan, Reid Syrydiuk, Quinn Syrydiuk
Your Passion…Your Dedication…Play Like A Champion…Play Like Team Canada…Commit To The Culture of Excellence