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HOWDEN ADDED TO U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROSTER

by Hockey Manitoba  |  April 16, 2016 5:48 pm

CALGARY, Alta.The Western Hockey League’s Brett Howden (Oakbank, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) and Connor Hall (Cambridge, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) of the Ontario Hockey League are the two newest additions to Team Canada’s  roster for the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, N.D.

Howden was a member of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team who won a bronze medal at the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship in Switzerland; he also won a gold medal with the Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Canada plays the Czech Republic in their second game of the tournament tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT); they’ll also play Finland, and Slovakia in preliminary-round action. TSN/RDS the official broadcast partner of Hockey Canada, is broadcasting 11 games, including all of Team Canada’s match-ups.

Canada has won seven medals at the IIHF U18 World Championship, including three gold medals (2003, 2008 and 2013).

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow along via social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Men.


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