Wednesday, 24 June 2015

HICKETTS: Invited to Team Canada WJ Selection Camp

Victoria defender to attend national team selection camp in Calgary.

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that defenceman Joe Hicketts has been named to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Selection Camp for the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships.

Hicketts will join Royals’ Head Coach Dave Lowry, who was named the bench boss for Canada’s World Junior Hockey Team in March of this year.

The selection camp will see 40 players born in 1996 or later from across Canada compete for a spot on the World Junior team. The camp will take place from August 1st to August 6th in Calgary, AB. The annual tournament will be held in Helsinki, Finland from December 26, 2015 to January 5, 2016.

Last January, Hicketts along with Lowry, who served as an assistant coach, helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships. In seven tournament games Hicketts recorded three assists to go along with a plus-3 rating and two penalty minutes.

During the 2014-15 season, Hicketts led the Western Conference in scoring for defencemen and finished second in the WHL with 64 points (12g-52a). The 5-8, 175 lb. blueliner set the Royals’ single season record for most assists with 52 and recorded the franchise mark for most powerplay assists by a defender with in a campaign with 27.

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