Nine OMHA Players Lead Team Ontario U16
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Toronto, ON: -
Team Ontario Director of Operations Matt Rabideau along with Head Coach Dave Milek, Assistant coaches Tony Ciampa and Nathan Herrington announced the 20 man roster today for Ontario''s Under 16 Team that will compete at the upcoming 2011 Canada Winter Games.
The roster includes nine current OMHA players:
Jason DaSilva - Halton Hurricanes
Hunter Garlent - Welland Tigers
Jacob Harris - Halton Hurricanes
Jordan Maletta - St. Catherines Falcons
Nick Moutrey - York Simcoe Express
Stephen Nosad - York Simcoe Express
Steven Varga - York Simcoe Express
Michael Vlajkov - St. Catherines Falcons
Alex Yuill - Quinte Devils
It is always a challenge when you have to select a team from a group of athletes who are so committed to excellence within their sport. We know that there will always be disappointment for those players who are not selected at the end of the evaluation process. However, we as a staff believe that we have put together a group of athletes who will represent Ontario with pride and class both on and off the ice and are capable of winning the Gold medal at this year''s Canada Winter Games, stated Director of Operations Matt Rabideau."
"The quality and skill level of the players selected to represent Ontario at this year''s Games indicates that the minor hockey system in Ontario is not only producing high performance athletes but also quality citizens as well said head coach Dave Milek.
The team will depart for Halifax on February 10th where they will compete in the 2011 Canada Winter Games beginning February 11th through February 18th 2011. The tournament features 12 teams comprised of three pools. Ten Provinces, The North West Territories and the Yukon comprise the 12 teams who will be competing for the Gold medal. Based on the 2007 Canada Winter Games rankings Team Ontario is seeded first and is in Pool A that also features Team British Columbia, Team Quebec and Team Nova Scotia. A schedule of games will be posted on the HDCO website when it becomes available.
The Hockey Development Centre for Ontario [HDCO] facilitates the Mens Under-16 Canada Winter Games hockey program on behalf of the 3 Ontario Branches of Hockey Canada.
Click Here for the full release and official team roster.
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