Daily Dose of the Dub: 9 WHLers included on Team Canada for World U-18 Championships, Buyalski and Sedov also make rosters

Team Canada set for 2019 World U-18 Championships

Team Canada has finalized the roster for the 2019 U-18 World Championships in Sweden. The roster includes a total of nine WHL representatives. Brayden Tracey (66 games played, 36 goals, 45 assists with Moose Jaw this season), Dylan Cozens (68 GP, 34 G, 58 A with Lethbridge), Connor Zary (63 GP, 24 G, 43 A with Kamloops) and Peyton Krebs (64 GP, 19 G, 49 A with Kootenay) will join the forward core while Bradon Schneider (58 GP, 8 G, 16 A with Brandon), Kaedan Korczak (68 GP, 4 G, 29 A with Kelowna) and Daemon Hunt (57 GP, 7 G, 13 A with Moose Jaw) will be on the blue-line. Notably, Hunt is one of just two 2002 born players to make this year’s roster. In goal, Taylor Gauthier (55 GP, 3.25 GAA, .899 Save Percentage with Prince George) and Nolan Maeir (53 GP, 2.64 GAA, .910 Save Percentage with Saskatoon) will represent the WHL. Canada’s schedule begins on Thursday with a game against Finland.

Other WHL notables

Also of note around the WHL, Moose Jaw Warriors forward Yegor Buyalsky (66 GP, 6 G, 8 A) will represent Belarus and Regina Pats defenseman Nikita Sedov (68 GP, 0 G, 19 A) will represent Russia.

Valimaki makes playoff debut recording one assist, Ryan scores first career playoff goal

Flames defenseman Juuso Valimaki (159 GP, 40 G, 98 A with Tri-City) made his playoff debut on Wednesday recording an assist on fellow WHL alumni Derek Ryan’s (216 GP, 67 G, 100 A with Spokane) first career playoff goal.

Lowry parts ways with Kings

Former Calgary Hitmen and Victoria Royals coach Dave Lowry has parted ways with the Los Angeles Kings after two seasons with the squad.

WHL alumni nominated for awards

The NHL has announced the nominees for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy and Frank J. Selke trophies. Boston’s Zdeno Chara (49 GP, 3 G, 19 A with Prince George), Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl (160 GP, 78 G, 138 A with Prince Albert and Kelowna) and San Jose’s Brenden Dillon (280 GP, 11 G and 83 A with Seattle) are up for the Clancy while Vegas’ Mark Stone (232 GP, 106 G, 190 A with Brandon) is up for the Selke.

Lamb commits to Bisons

Goaltender Riley Lamb (88 GP with Red Deer and Swift Current) has committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons. Lamb joins defenseman Brady Pouteau (201 GP, 9 G, 39 A with Regina and Lethbridge) as WHL recruits to join the Bisons for the 2019-20 season. Both players will be taking advantage of the WHL’s scholarship program.

 

 

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