Ten Nova Scotians represent Atlantic Canada at World U17
Dec. 13, 2011
Ten Nova Scotians set to represent Atlantic Canada at World U17 Challenge in Windsor Ontario.
There will certainly be a Nova Scotia flavour to Team Atlantic participating in the World U17 Challenge December 29, 2011 through January 4, 2012.
The team is led by highly regarded QMJHL rookie Nathan MacKinnon of Cole Harbour who plays with the Halifax Mooseheads.
Nathan is joined by five other QMJHL rookies and four NSMMHL veterans as they strive to top the third place finish of the 2005 Team Atlantic, which was a 'best ever' for the team (a complete list of Nova Scotians on Team Atlantic is below).
The team will compete against the top under 17 year-old players from Quebec, Ontario, Western and Pacific Canada along with the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia and Czech Republic.
You can follow Team Atlantic through the official website of Hockey Canada www.hockeycanada.ca or following the link http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/171651/la_id/1.htm .
Team Atlantic, Nova Scotia born players and Staff:
Player Pos Hometown 2011-12 Team
Jacob Fancy G Lower Sackville Halifax, NSMMHL
Ryan Graves D Yarmouth PEI Rocket, QMJHL
Brett McNeil D Halifax Halifax, NSMMHL
Alex MacNeil D Halifax Halifax, NSMMHL
Zach Taylor D Dartmouth Dartmouth, NSMMHL
Bronson Beaton F Springhill Shawinigan, QMJHL
Kelly Bent F Halifax PEI Rocket, QMJHL
Ryan Falkenham F Halifax Halifax, QMJHL
Michael Lyle F Florence Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL
Nathan Mackinnon F Cole Harbour Halifax, QMJHL
Staff Title Hometown Team
Brad Taylor Director of Operations Lower Sackville Hockey Nova Scotia
Aaron Rice Assistant Coach Sydney Cape Breton Tradesmen, NSMMHL