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20 Players Selected to Represent Ontario at 2023 Canada Winter Games

 

The Ontario Hockey Federation, Hockey Eastern Ontario and Hockey Northwestern Ontario are pleased to announce the Team Ontario roster for the men’s hockey team that will represent the province at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in PEI.

Held every four years, the Canada Winter Games showcases the top under-16 hockey talent in the country that sees one province or territory emerge as the best in the Nation. Team Ontario will be entering the competition as the defending men’s hockey silver medalists four years ago in Red Deer, AB.

Team Ontario Roster – 2023 Canada Winter Games

Goaltenders:
Jack Ivankovic (Mississauga Senators U16, GTHL)
Jaeden Nelson (Toronto Marlboros U16, GTHL)

Defencemen:
Dryden Allen (Southern Tier Admirals U16, OMHA)
Quinn Beauchesne (Nepean Raiders U18, HEO)
Tristan Boudreau (Renfrew Wolves U18, HEO)
Carson Cameron (Central Ontario Wolves U16, OMHA)
Maasilan Etchart (Rockland Nationals U18, HEO)
Matthew Schaefer (Halton Hurricanes U16, OMHA)

Forwards:
Nico Addy (Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16, GTHL)
Evan Elliott (Whitby Wildcats U16, OMHA)
Tyler Hopkins (Halton Hurricanes U16, OMHA)
Chase Hull (Renfrew Wolves U18, HEO)
Peter Legostaev (Smiths Falls Bears U18, HEO)
Brady Martin (Waterloo Wolves U16, ALLIANCE)
William Moore (Toronto Marlboros U16, GTHL)
Harry Nansi (Nepean Raiders U18, HEO)
Jack Nesbitt (Lambton Jr. Sting U16, ALLIANCE)
Ryan Roobroeck (London Jr. Knights U16, ALLIANCE)
Parker Snelgrove (London Jr. Knights U16, ALLIANCE)
Matheas Stark (Toronto Marlboros U16, GTHL)

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach – Steve Devine (East York, Ont.)
Associate Coach – Cyril Bollers (Scarborough, Ont.)
Associate Coach – David Cicchini (Toronto, Ont.)
Director of Operations – Jeff Robert (Ottawa, Ont.)
Goaltending Coach – Kari Rikkonen (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Equipment Manager – Chuck Dufton (Ottawa, Ont.)
Mental Performance Coach – Dr. Ashwin Patel (Guelph, Ont.)
Video Coach – Dustin Peltier (Manitoulin Island, Ont.)

Leading the 2023 men’s hockey roster team will be head coach Steve Devine as well as associate coaches Cyril Bollers and David Cicchini.

“We are extremely excited about the group that we have.  It was a challenging process as there are some incredible hockey players right across this province and to get it down to 20 players was tough.  We said from the outset that we wanted to build the best team who we felt would play the style of hockey we want & that is what this group of players represents.”

The team selection was led by Director of Operations Jeff Robert.

“Our staff worked extremely hard over the last 13 months to build a team that we feel will be tough to play against in PEI. From the start of the process our coaching staff wanted to build a team with high skill, that can play at a fast pace and most importantly out compete our opponents. This was not an easy team to build, as there are some very talented players in Ontario. We are looking forward to seeing what our team can do against the top players in the country.”

All players have been diligently evaluated since the start of the hockey season by team scouts and staff who took in several league games and major tournaments across the province. In addition, the players and parents have been educated at Member led POE programs and webinars.

Players will gather for a Pre-Tournament Camp February 13th – 17th in Kitchener.

“The goal for our minicamp in Kitchener prior to flying out to PEI is to continue to build on our foundation which we laid at our Evaluation Camp in December and through our virtual team sessions in January.   We want to continue to build on the chemistry that exists in this group of players and hit the ground running once we arrive in Charlottetown.”

“As a group we know what we want to be about and we are committed to doing the little things great; with that focus we will be able to leave everything on the table each day in PEI.”

You can follow along with Team Ontario by visiting the games website

https://www.2023canadagames.ca/

 

About the Canada Winter Games
From February 18 until March 5, 2023, the eyes of the nation will be on PEI as they host the 2023 Canada Winter Games – the largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth in Canada. Featuring over 150 events in 20 sports, the 2023 Canada Winter Games will welcome up to 3,600 athletes, managers, and coaches. For more information on the 2023 Games, please visit: https://www.2023canadagames.ca/

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