Philadelphia Flyers prospects Carter Hart and Philippe Myers have both made Team Canada’s roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. The team announced the final roster yesterday after a set of three games.
Hart, 18, should have an inside track to the crease as the starting goaltender for Canada. He has received multiple accolades, both last season and this season, and was stellar in two games this week. He stopped all fourteen shots he faced over the course of two games (sixty minutes played).
Hart leads the WHL with four shutouts and a 1.85 goals against average, and he is second in the league with a .928 save percentage. He is 16-3-4 this season for the Everett Silvertips after being drafted in the second round (48th overall). Hart was the first goalie taken in this year’s draft.
Myers, 19, will be counted on as one of only a few right-handed defensemen for Canada. He picked up two assists in two games this week, and has been close to a point per game player this season in the QMJHL. He has 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) in 19 games with a plus-nine rating.
Canada will play three pre-tournament games this upcoming week across the country before the tournament officially begins on December 26th.
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