VANCOUVER – Team Canada Head Coach Brent Sutter, along with Director, Player Personnel Blair Mackasey and Canada’s coaching staff named forward Kyle Chipchura of Vimy, AB the team’s captain for the 2006 World Junior Championship. Chipchura plays with Prince Albert in the Western Hockey League, where he is team captain.
Sutter and Canada’s staff also named the four alternate captains for Canada’s 2006 World Junior team. Two players will wear the ‘A’ each game for Canada, as per IIHF rules.
· Kyle Chipchura, Vimy, AB (Prince Albert, WHL)
· Cam Barker, Winnipeg, MB (Medicine Hat, WHL)
· David Bolland, Mimico, ON (London, OHL)
· Luc Bourdon, Shippagan, NB (Val d’Or, QMJHL)
· Blake Comeau, Meadow Lake, SK (Kelowna, WHL)
All four alternate captains named today are also alternate captains with their Canadian Hockey League club team for the 2005-2006 season.
For more information on Canada’s 2006 World Junior Championship team, visit Hockey Canada