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Cougars’ Gauthier named to Team Canada U-18 training camp roster

BY FRASER RODGERS

Prince George Cougars

Prince George Cougars’ goaltender Taylor Gauthier (01) has been named to Team Canada’s training camp roster ahead of the 2019 Men’s World Under-18 Hockey Championship.

Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team will assemble in Finland next week before flying to Sweden for two pre-tournament games ahead of the 2019 Men’s World Under-18 Hockey Championship.

CANADA CAMP ROSTER

Gauthier is one of three goaltenders that make up the 23-man training camp roster. The Calgary, Alberta, product played in 55 games this past season, collecting 15 wins and sported a 3.25 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage. He was tied for sixth in the WHL in shutouts with three. Gauthier played in the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Red Deer, Alberta, in January, and is ranked fifth among North American Goalies in the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings.

The 2019 Men’s World Under-18 Hockey Championship is from April 18th-28thin Örnsköldsvik and Umeå, Sweden.

Gauthier is no stranger to wearing the maple leaf, having represented Canada twice on the international stage. Gauthier won a gold medal with Team Canada at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup last August in Edmonton, Alberta. He also played on Team Canada White at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, BC.

TSN will broadcast 15 games, including all of Team Canada’s match-up at the Under-18 World Championship, all quarter-finals, both semifinals and the bronze and gold medal games.