Chilliwack Chiefs forward Peter Reynolds has been selected to represent Canada at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which goes Nov. 2 to 9 in Medicine Hat, Alta. and Swift Current, Sask.
The 16-year-old is currently enjoying a successful first season in the BCHL, tallying 12 points in 15 games so far, good enough for a tie for third among all rookies.
Reynolds is one of 66 players announced by Hockey Canada this morning. The group will be divided into three teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White. They will compete against the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States.
“After a successful development camp with the top young players in the country, there were many difficult decisions made to select the 66 players that will compete at this year’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge,” said Hockey Canada head scout Brad McEwen. “We feel this group exemplifies the values of the Program of Excellence and will represent Canada with pride as we compete for a gold medal this November.”
The 2018 tournament was held in St. John, N.B. and was won by Russia. Two BCHL players participated in last year’s event, including Langley Rivermen defenceman Ryan Helliwell and former Penticton Vees forward Cole Shepard.
All three Canadian teams kick off the tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. MDT.