Meet the Team: Canada's 2023 U18 World Hockey Championship roster
For the most part, Canada’s the team to beat in international competition. That’s not the case at the U18s.
In the tournament’s 22-year history, Canada has medaled just eight times, capturing gold just four times.
Perhaps there’s another superstar prospect poised to lead the way for Canada, 2024’s first-overall favourite Macklin Celebrini. The dynamic centre’s taking a quick break from thrashing the USHL. His 86 points and 1.72 points per game both lead the league outright and stand as the top marks for 16-year-old non-USNTDP players all-time.
For many others, this is a tournament to bookend a season that started with the other marquee draft-eligible tournament, the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. It’ll be another opportunity to see how top names like Andrew Cristall, Matthew Wood, and others have progressed while giving an opportunity to see players in a different environment.
Let’s meet the team.
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