3 Americans Invited to Team Pacific' Summer Development Camp

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Red Deer, AB - The Team Pacific Management Committee (BC Hockey, Hockey Alberta, Western Hockey League and Hockey Canada) announced Wednesday the staff for Team Pacific that will compete at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.  The 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will be held December 29, 2013 - January 4, 2014 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

POSITION

NAME

HOMETOWN

CLUB TEAM

Head Scout

Wade Klippenstein

Coaldale, AB

Team Pacific

Director of Operations

Justin Fesyk

Sylvan Lake, AB

Hockey Alberta

Head Coach

Steve Hamilton

Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

Assistant Coach

Enio Sacilotto

Vancouver, BC

Victoria Royals (WHL)

Assistant Coach

Brent Kisio

Calgary, AB

Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

Goalie Coach

J.F. Martel

Calgary, AB

Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

Video Coach

Adam Hayduk

Port Alberni, BC

Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL)

Coach Mentor

Barry Medori

Onoway, AB

Hockey Alberta

Athletic Therapist

Khore Elliot

Victoria, BC

Victoria Royals (WHL)

Equipment Manager

Kristen Dmytruk

Calgary, AB

Calgary Mustangs (AJHL)

Steve Hamilton has been an Assistant Coach with the Edmonton Oil Kings since 2010.  Prior to this position he was the Head Coach/General Manger of the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL).  He served as an Assistant Coach with Team Pacific last year when the event was held in Quebec.

“It’s quite a privilege to be selected as head coach and I’m excited for the opportunity to work with this coaching staff and the Team Pacific Management Committee,” said Head Coach, Steve Hamilton. “With the modified format of taking the top 22 players, the staff has the opportunity to build a greater connection with the players and shape this roster with a winning formula.”

Team Pacific will be comprised of the top 22 players from the Pacific region. Each province identified 23 players (3 G, 7 D, 13 F) to move on to the Team Pacific Summer Development Camp that will consist of 46 players.  The Team Pacific Summer Development Camp will be held July 24-28 in Calgary, AB.  From this camp players will be scouted with their club team until the Team Pacific roster is named in November.

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“I can’t remember a group that is this deep and special; both Alberta and BC were in the Gold medal game at the Western Canada Challenge Cup and what many of these players have already done with club teams is very exciting to the staff,” says Head Scout, Wade Klippenstein. “We can’t wait to get all 46 athletes on the same sheet of ice to see who will fit in the best in terms of short-term competition and leadership so we can have the best team possible.”

Team Pacific has included some of the top hockey players that Canada has ever produced.  Some notable graduates who have competed on Team Pacific include:

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2010)
  • Evander Kane (2008)
  • Brent Seabrook (2002)
  • Dion Phaneuf (2002)
  • Mike Green (2002)
  • Jarome Iginla (1994)
  • Joe Sakic (1986)

The Under 17 program is the first step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence. Many players who compete at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge go on to represent Canada with the National Men’s Under 18 Team, National Junior Team and National Men’s Team.

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Playoff Stats

Goalie GP W SO GAA SV%
Eric Comrie 5 1 0 3.46 0.917
Evan Sarthou 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
Player G A PTS PIM
Jessey Astles 1 0 1 2
Parker Bowles 1 2 3 4
Brandon Carlo 0 1 1 8
Ty Comrie 0 0 0 0
Jordan Davies 0 0 0 0
Morgan Geekie 0 0 0 0
Matthew Gelinas 0 0 0 0
Justin Gutierrez 1 3 4 2
Justin Hamonic 1 0 1 6
Riley Hillis 0 0 0 0
Justin Marreck 0 0 0 0
Devon McAndrews 0 0 0 0
Beau McCue 0 1 1 0
Lucas Nickles 0 0 0 4
Jackson Playfair 0 0 0 2
Michal Plutnar 0 0 0 2
Braden Purtill 0 0 0 2
Rodney Southam 0 0 0 0
Josh Thrower 0 0 0 5
Mitch Topping 0 2 2 4
Philip Tot 3 4 7 0
Taylor Vickerman 0 0 0 0
Brian Williams 3 2 5 4
Parker Wotherspoon 0 2 2 2
Standings
  • B.C. Division |
  • Central Division |
  • East Division |
  • U.S. Division |
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Kelowna Rockets 72 57 11 0 4 118
Victoria Royals 72 48 20 1 3 100
Vancouver Giants 72 32 29 7 4 75
Prince George Cougars 72 27 37 3 5 62
Kamloops Blazers 72 14 53 2 3 33
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Edmonton Oil Kings 72 50 19 2 1 103
Calgary Hitmen 72 48 17 3 4 103
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 44 24 3 1 92
Kootenay Ice 72 39 28 2 3 83
Red Deer Rebels 72 35 32 1 4 75
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 12 55 2 3 29
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Regina Pats 72 39 26 4 3 85
Swift Current Broncos 72 38 25 3 6 85
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 34 29 6 3 77
Prince Albert Raiders 72 35 32 3 2 75
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 21 42 3 6 51
Saskatoon Blades 72 16 51 2 3 37
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Portland Winterhawks 72 54 13 2 3 113
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 41 25 2 4 88
Everett Silvertips 72 39 23 7 3 88
Spokane Chiefs 72 40 26 3 3 86
Tri-City Americans 72 29 33 4 6 68