Brandon Whitney has been the first goaltender named that will represent Canada at the World Under-18 Championship in the Czech Republic later this month.
Whitney’s Victoriaville Tigres were eliminated by the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the first round of the QMJHL playoffs.
In 36 regular season games this season, the Kentville, NS. product had a 22-4-4 record with a 2.74 goals against average and .896 save percentage. In the playoffs, Whitney had a 5.49 goals against average and .831 save percentage.
Whitney represented Team Atlantic at the 2011 World Under-17 Challenge, recording a 3.58 goals against average and .898 save percentage.
He joins fellow QMJHLers Anthony Mantha and William Carrier at the event, as well as Troy Bourke of the Prince George Cougars. Canada has yet to officially announce the remaining members of the team.