Canada Announces 23 Man Final Roster

VANCOUVER, BC – The Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) is pleased to announce the Canada 23 Man Final Roster for the 2018 World Junior Lacrosse Championship.Β 

For the first time in international box lacrosse history each Nation will be represented by one team at the IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship. A unified Canada roster, featuring players from cost-to-cost, will compete against a centralized Iroquois team and a focused United States squad.Β 

β€œFirst and foremost our staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Players and Families who were a part of the 40 Man Player Pool and selection process throughout the Summer Evaluation Period.” – Chris Fox Executive Director of the Canadian Lacrosse League and Canada General Manager. β€œWe would also like to extend our well wishes to the players who are still competing for their respective league championships for the opportunity to compete for a Canadian National Championship.” 

The 2018 Canada Roster is comprised of twenty-three (23) players representing five (5) Provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan) and five (5) Leagues (BCJALL, OJALL, OJBLL, RMJALL, RMJBLL).Β 

#NamePositionHandHeightWeightYearProvJunior Team (League)
2Tanner BuckOL5’8β€³1552000ONOrangeville Northmen (OJBLL)
4Jordan AckieFOR6’2β€³1852000ONBurlington Chiefs (OJALL)
5Hunter AggusTR6’2β€³2102000ABHamilton Bengals (OJBLL)
6Tanner DeckOL6’0β€³1801999SKSaskatchewan SWAT (RMJBLL)
7Brendan SzaboDL5’11”1751999BCDelta Islanders (BCJALL)
8Haiden DicksonOR6’2β€³1952000BCDelta Islanders (BCJALL)
9Colin BerglofTL6’3β€³2251998SKSaskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
10Jacob SaundersDL6’1β€³1851999ONBurlington Chiefs (OJALL)
11Brad LyonsDL6’1β€³1851999ONPeterborough Lakers (OJALL)
12Quinn IngallsOR5’11”1802000SKSaskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
13Jordan TrottierDL6’3β€³2101998ONPeterborough Lakers (OJALL)
16Thomas VaesenOL6’0β€³1851999BCNanaimo Timbermen (BCJALL)
18Keagan WhiteDL6’0β€³1852000SKSaskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
21Johnathan PeshkoOR6’4β€³1902001ONMimico Mountaineers (OJALL)
22Liam McGrathTL6’2β€³1852001NSOrangeville Northmen (OJBLL)
23Wyatt HauxDR6’4β€³2051999SKSaskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
24Matthew WrightDR6’1β€³1902001ONBurlington Chiefs (OJALL)
27Kyle DziwenkaDR5’11”1852001ABEdmonton Blues (RMJALL)
33Brody HarrisGR6’0β€³1601999BCDelta Islanders (BCJALL)
43Kyle DawsonOL5’10”1751998ONWallaceburg Red Devils (OJBLL)
47Ethan RiggsDL6’1β€³1902000ONHamilton Bengals (OJBLL)
71Mitch LinklaterOR5’9β€³1551998SKSaskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
00Laine HruskaGR6’1β€³2202001SKSaskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)

The 2018 Canada Roster features two (2) returners who competed at the 2017 World Junior Lacrosse Championship, Goaltender Brody Harris and Transition Tanner Deck, both of whom played for Canada West.Β 

β€œWe have work to do” added Fox. β€œSome of these players are stars on their respective junior teams, but we’ll ask them to play more dynamic roles. Because of the quick turn-around time our staff has focused on selecting players who have the character and emotional intelligence, along with the skill, to do what’s needed in the best interest of the team and winning gold.” 

While two (2) additional players are able to be added to complete the 25 Man Final Roster, Canada has elected to participate with the traditional 23 Man Roster. Canada will open the 2018 WJLC against Iroquois on August 8th 7:30PM CT at SaskTel Centre. The 2018 Iroquois roster has several returning players for the Iroquois West that won gold at the 2017 World Junior Lacrosse Championship in Six Nations of the Grand River.Β 

For more information on the Canada international program and the Canadian Lacrosse League please visit www.canadianlacrosseleague.com.Β 

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