12 Former, 1 Current Named to Canada U17 Rosters

1 current and 12 former Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athletes have been selected to represent Team Canada Red and White at the 2023 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The tournament takes place November 2-11, 2023 in Charlottetown and Summerside P.E.I. Among the 44 Canadians selected to represent the two teams are 13 players with ties to the CSSHL.

Canada Red:

  • Braeden Cootes – Yale Hockey Academy
  • Reese Hamilton – Northern Alberta Xtreme
  • Chase Harrington – Delta Hockey Academy
  • Peyton Kettles – RHA Winnipeg
  • Gavin McKenna – RHA Kelowna/South Alberta Hockey Academy
  • Cole Reschny – Northern Alberta Xtreme
  • Connor Schmidt – Okanagan Hockey Academy
  • Jackson Smith – Edge School

Canada White

  • Joby Baumuller – Notre Dame Hounds
  • Koen Cleaver – Pacific Coast Hockey Academy
  • Blake Fiddler – Okanagan Hockey Academy
  • Cameron Schmidt – RHA Kelowna
  • Will Sharpe – Yale Hockey Academy

Cleaver is the only active CSSHL player, currently spending the 2023/24 season with the Pacific Coast Hockey Academy U18 Prep team. The Port Alberni, BC netminder was voted the CSSHL U17 Prep Division Top Goaltender during the 2022/23 season. Cleaver was selected in the third round of the 2022 WHL Draft by the Lethbridge Hurricanes, playing two games for the club last season.