Wednesday, November 27, 2013

MHL Well Represented on Team Atlantic

Press Release

Team Atlantic has officially released their roster for the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sydney and Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. Six players from the MHL, one goaltender and five forwards,  make up the roster not to mention league representation from behind the bench. HereHehre Here’s a closer look at those selected and their season so far.

Team Atlantic head coach is Doug Doull. A native of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Doull joined the Dieppe Commandos as an assistant coach at the beginning of the 2012-13 season. Doull has an extensive resume as a player including stints with the OHL’s Belleville Bulls, the Saint John Flames and St. John’s Maple Leafs of the AHL as well as 37 NHL games with the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. Doull is also well remembered from his time with St. Mary’s University in Halifax, both as a player and later as an assistant coach.

Below is the complete roster and coaching/training staff for Team Atlantic in its entirety:

Blade Mann-Dixon – Antigonish, NS (Valley Wildcats - MHL)
Frederic Foulem – Dieppe, NB (Stanstead College - CAN Prep)

Luc Deschenes – Fredericton, NB (Victoriaville Tigers - QMJHL)
Adam Holwell – St. John’s, NL (Moncton Wildcats - QMJHL)
Cameron Lee – Ferguson’s Cove, NS (Northwood Prep - US Prep)
Philippe Myers – Dieppe, NB (Rouyn Noranda Huskies - QMJHL)
Andrew Picco – Marystown, NL (Rimouski Oceanic - QMJHL)
Will Thompson – Fredericton, NB (Saint John Sea Dogs – QMJHL)
Nicholas Welsh – Halifax, NS (Shawinagan Cataracts – QMJHL)

Mitchell Balmas – Sydney, NS (Cape Breton Tradesmen – NSMMHL)
William Bower – Saint John, NB (Woodstock Slammers – MHL)
Lane Cormier – Hopewell, NS (Pictou County Weeks – NSMMHL)
Jesse Hamer – Herring Cove, NS (Newbridge Senators – NSMMHL)
Alexander Jacob – Dieppe, NB (Moncton Flyers – NBPEIMMHL)
Jean-Michel LeBlanc – Saint John, NB (Saint John Vitos – NBPEIMMHL)
Nathan Noel – St. John’s, NL (Saint John Sea Dogs – QMJHL)
Layton Parsons – Cole Harbour, NS (Bridgewater Lumberjacks – MHL)
Campbell Pickard – Halifax, NS (Bridgewater Lumberjacks – MHL)
Riley Scott – Bathurst, NB (Miramichi Rivermen – NBPEIMMHL)
Francis Theriault – Paquetville, NB (Campbellton Tigers – MHL)
Colby Tower – Troy, NS (Valley Wildcats – MHL)
Kyle Ward – Sackville, NB (Moncton Flyers – NBPEIMMHL)

Team Atlantic Male Under-17 Staff:

Doug Doull, Head Coach – Moncton NB

Aaron Rice, Assistant Coach – Sydney NS
Jon Greenwood, Assistant Coach – Cole Harbour NS

Scott Gouthro, Goaltending Coach –Sydney NS
Jessica Sears, Therapist – Dieppe NB
Chris Waugh, Equipment Manager – Bedford NS
Brad Taylor, Director of Operations – Bedford NS

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