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Trio of MJHL players selected to Team Canada West in World Junior A Challenge

Three players from the MJHL have been selected to play for Team Canada West at the upcoming World Junior A Challenge which runs Dec. 11-17 in Bonnyville AB.

A pair of Steinbach Pistons Darby Gula, (defence) and Will Koop (forward) will be joined by Dauphin King forward Riese Gaber. A total of 60 players were recently evaluated.

Dauphin Kings’ GM/Head Coach Marc Berry is an assistant coach with Canada West.

To see the complete Team Canada West click here.

“These players should be extremely proud of their accomplishment,” MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis said. “This is a prestigious tournament with a very high-level of competition. The experience for our players will be tremendous.”

Team Canada West is selected from among the league’s five western Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).

Team Canada West has won gold four times (2006, 2007, 2011 and 2015), captured a silver medal three times (2008, 2009 and 2012) and won bronze in 2013. Team Canada East has won four silver medals (2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011), and took bronze in 2008. Since the first event in 2006, more than 260 NHL draft picks have played in the tournament.