Boisbriand, QUE. – New Brunswick took home the bronze medal of the Gatorade Excellence Challenge following a 5-4 shoot out win against Prince Edward Island on Sunday.
Milson Brendan scored early in the first to give New Brunswick the lead, but Keiran Gallant tied the game a minute later. While on the power play, Noah Griffin gave Prince Edward Island the lead when he found the back of the net for his first of the tournament.
MONTREAL, Que. – Hockey Canada has taken the next step in the growth of para hockey by naming 18 players to its development team for the 2018 Défi sportif AlterGo.
The team was chosen following its five-day NextGen Prospects Camp, where 30 players were put through a series of practices, off-ice workouts and training sessions as well as intrasquad games, all focused on identifying players who will represent Canada internationally in the future.
CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Mike Foligno (Sudbury, Ont.) will coach Canada’s National Para Hockey Development Team for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, including the NextGen Prospects Camp and the 2018 Défi Sportif AlterGo.
Foligno first joined Hockey Canada in September 2017 as the national team began its preparations for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. He served as a guest coach for the 30 players invited to selection camp, joining head coach Ken Babey and his staff in mentoring and evaluating the players on and off the ice, and preparing them for international competition.