Today Hockey Canada announced their rosters for Team Canada World U17. Wasaga Beaches Ethan Procyszyn son of our Past President Jamie Barnett was one of 25 OHL players to be picked. Playing for the red team!
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NORTH BAY, Ont. — Ethan Procyszyn of the North Bay Battalion is one of 25 Ontario Hockey League skaters named to play for a Canadian entry in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday.
Right winger Procyszyn will play for Team Canada Red in the tournament scheduled at Langley and Delta, B.C., from Nov. 3-12. It marks the first such tourney since 2019, with the coronavirus pandemic having resulted in the cancellation of the last two.
Seven teams are to compete, numbering Team Canada Red, Team Canada White, Team Canada Black, Czechia, Finland, Sweden and the United States. Each team will play six preliminary-round games between Nov. 3 and 11, with the top four advancing to the medal round. The bronze and gold medal games are slated for Nov. 12.
Procyszyn was North Bay’s first-round pick, 20th overall, in the OHL Priority Selection in April from the North Central Predators U16 team. The Wasaga Beach, Ont., resident, who stands six-foot-two and weighs 182 pounds, turned 16 on July 11.
Procyszyn, who led the Troops in exhibition play with five points from two goals and three assists in three games, also has played centre. He has one assist in six regular-season games.
“Ethan is very deserving of this selection,” said general manager Adam Dennis. “He had a very successful preseason and has proved early on to be a trusted player of coach (Ryan) Oulahen.
“We’d like to congratulate Ethan and look forward to watching him compete in B.C.”