Ethan Leyh has earned his spot on Team Canada West for the 2018 World Jr. A Challenge after an impressive showing at camp this past week. The camp took place at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park over a three-day period. It included three intrasquad games along with other workouts.
“After months of preparation and identifying players, it was great to gather in Calgary and allow the players to compete for a spot on Team Canada West,” said Kevin Saurette, director of operations for Team Canada West. “Whenever you gather the best players from five Junior A leagues, there are bound to be difficult decisions. We believe we have a strong group of talented players, and we look forward to the challenge of competing for a gold medal.”
Leyh has had a strong season for the Rivermen so far, leading the team with 30 points in 29 games. The Port Moody native is the second player from the Rivermen to make a Team Canada roster this fall. Defenseman Ryan Helliwell was previously selected to play for Team Canada Black at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which took place November 3-10.
This years World Jr. A Challenge will take place December 9-16 in Bonnyville, Alberta. Team Canada West will be joined in the tournament by Team Canada East, the United States, Russia, and the Czech Republic.
The full roster: https://bchl.ca/canada-west-roster-announced