The first two names representing Canada at the World Under-18 Championship in the Czech Republic later this month have been named.
Troy Bourke of the Prince George Cougars and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles centre William Carrier will both be called upon by Canada in its quest to capture their first gold medal at the tournament since 2008. Canada also won the event in 2003.
Carrier, 17, scored 27 goals and 70 points in 66 regular season games for the Screaming Eagles. He also led the team in playoff scoring with three goals and six points after being swept in four games by the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Bourke tallied 18 goals and 56 points in 71 games with the Cougars this season. The Onoway, AB. product was the last player cut from Canada’s roster at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial.