2013 World Junior A Challenge

By The Numbers - Canada West

6 – returning players from the 2012 World Junior A Challenge (silver medal)
Jonah Imoo, Kurt Keats, Seb Lloyd, T.J. Reeve, Luke Ripley, Paul Stoykewych

6 – players who attended the Canada West selection camp in 2012, but were not selected
Dexter Dancs, Tanner MacMaster, Anthony Paskaruk, David Pope, Maddison Smiley, Andrew Taverner

3 – players who represented West in the 2012 CJHL Prospects Games
Dane Birks, Dexter Dancs, Andrew Taverner

3 – players in the top five of their league scoring (as of Oct. 26)
Trace Elson (1st AJHL); Alex Gillies (T-3rd BCHL); Adam Rockwood (2nd BCHL)

2 – players selected in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
David Pope (Detroit, 4th round, 109th overall); Dane Birks (Pittsburgh, 6th round, 164th overall)

5 – players included in NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary list for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft
Rhett Gardner (C skater); Demino Hannoun (C skater); Brandon Hickey (C skater); Tanner MacMaster (B skater); Luke Ripley (C skater)

30 – players committed to NCAA Division I programs
Brett Beauvais (Bemidji State); Dane Birks (Michigan Tech); Jordan Burns (Alaska Fairbanks); Steen Cooper (Minnesota State); Alexandre Coulombe (Vermont); Dexter Dancs (Michigan); Alec Dillon (RPI); Viktor Dombrovskiy (Yale); John Edwardh (UMass Lowell); Ambrose Firkus (Alaska Fairbanks); Rhett Gardner (North Dakota); Alex Gillies (Michigan Tech); Demico Hannoun (Michigan Tech); Nicholas Jones (Ohio State); Seb Lloyd (Harvard); Jarid Lukosevicius (Denver); Tanner MacMaster (Boston College); Rory McGuire (Colgate); Mitch Meek (Clarkson); Anthony Paskaruk (Clarkson); Adam Plant (Harvard); David Pope (Nebraska Omaha); Luke Ripley (Notre Dame); Maddison Smiley (UMass Amherst); Paul Stoykewych (Western Michigan); Andrew Taverner (Quinnipiac); Mitchell Vanderlaan (Cornell); Jeff Wight (Connecticut); Jared Wilson (RPI); Blake Young (Minnesota Duluth)

4 – players who participated in the RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship
Matthew Dawson (Surrey, 2013 – third place); Demico Hannoun (Surrey, 2013 – third place); Anthony Paskaruk (Brooks, 2013 – national champions); Maddison Smiley (Brooks, 2013 – national champions)

6 – players who participated in the TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship
Dexter Dancs (Vancouver NW, 2011 – fourth place); Scott Feser (Red Deer, 2012 – gold medal); Brandon Hickey (Leduc, 2012 – fourth place); Jeremy Leclerc (Saskatoon, 2012/2013 – bronze medal/fourth place); Brett McNeil (Halifax, 2011 – fifth place); Rylan Parenteau (Saskatoon, 2012/2013 – bronze medal/fourth place)

9 – players who participated in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Brett Beauvais (Atlantic, 2010/2011 – seventh place/fifth place); Rhett Gardner (West, 2013 – ninth place); Brandon Hickey (Pacific, 2013 – fifth place); Kurt Keats (West, 2012 – 10th place); Tanner MacMaster (Pacific, 2013 – fifth place); Brett McNeil (Atlantic, 2012 – seventh place); Josh Smith (Pacific, 2011 – bronze medal); Paul Stoykewych (West, 2012 – 10th place); Mitchell Vanderlaan (Atlantic, 2012 – seventh place)

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