23 Man Final Roster Announced for 2018 WJLC

VANCOUVER, BC – The Canadian Lacrosse League (CLL) is pleased to announce the Canada 23 Man Final Roster for the 2018 World Junior Lacrosse Championship. 

For the first time in international box lacrosse history each Nation will be represented by one team at the IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship. A unified Canada roster, featuring players from cost-to-cost, will compete against a centralized Iroquois team and a focused United States squad. 

“First and foremost our staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Players and Families who were a part of the 40 Man Player Pool and selection process throughout the Summer Evaluation Period.” – Chris Fox Executive Director of the Canadian Lacrosse League and Canada General Manager. “We would also like to extend our well wishes to the players who are still competing for their respective league championships for the opportunity to compete for a Canadian National Championship.” 

The 2018 Canada Roster is comprised of twenty-three (23) players representing five (5) Provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan) and five (5) Leagues (BCJALL, OJALL, OJBLL, RMJALL, RMJBLL). 

#NamePos.HandHeightWeightYearProv.Junior Team (League)
2
Tanner Buck
O
L
5’8″
155
2000
ON
Orangeville Northmen (OJBLL)
4
Jordan Ackie
FO
R
6’2″
185
2000
ON
Burlington Chiefs (OJALL)
5
Hunter Aggus
T
R
6’2″
210
2000
AB
Hamilton Bengals (OJBLL)
6
Tanner Deck
O
L
6’0″
180
1999
SK
Saskatchewan SWAT (RMJBLL)
7
Brendan Szabo
D
L
5’11”
175
1999
BC
Delta Islanders (BCJALL)
8
Haiden Dickson
O
R
6’2″
195
2000
BC
Delta Islanders (BCJALL)
9
Colin Berglof
T
L
6’3″
225
1998
SK
Saskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
10
Jacob Saunders
D
L
6’1″
185
1999
ON
Burlington Chiefs (OJALL)
11
Brad Lyons
D
L
6’1″
185
1999
ON
Peterborough Lakers (OJALL)
12
Quinn Ingalls
O
R
5’11”
180
2000
SK
Saskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
13
Jordan Trottier
D
L
6’3″
210
1998
ON
Peterborough Lakers (OJALL)
16
Thomas Vaesen
O
L
6’0″
185
1999
BC
Nanaimo Timbermen (BCJALL)
18
Keagan White
D
L
6’0″
185
2000
SK
Saskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
21
Johnathan Peshko
O
R
6’4″
190
2001
ON
Mimico Mountaineers (OJALL)
22
Liam McGrath
T
L
6’2″
185
2001
NS
Orangeville Northmen (OJBLL)
23
Wyatt Haux
D
R
6’4″
205
1999
SK
Saskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
24
Matthew Wright
D
R
6’1″
190
2001
ON
Burlington Chiefs (OJALL)
27
Kyle Dziwenka
D
R
5’11”
185
2001
AB
Edmonton Blues (RMJALL)
33
Brody Harris
G
R
6’0″
160
1999
BC
Delta Islanders (BCJALL)
43Kyle DawsonOL5'10"1751998ONWallaceburg Red Devils (OJBLL)
47Ethan RiggsOL6'1"1902000ONHamilton Bengals (OJBLL)
71Mitch LinklaterOR5'9"1551998SKSaskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)
00Laine HruskaGR6'1"2202001SKSaskatchewan SWAT (RMJALL)

The 2018 Canada Roster features two (2) returners who competed at the 2017 World Junior Lacrosse Championship, Goaltender Brody Harris and Transition Tanner Deck, both of whom played for Canada West. 

“We have work to do” added Fox. “Some of these players are stars on their respective junior teams, but we’ll ask them to play more dynamic roles. Because of the quick turn-around time our staff has focused on selecting players who have the character and emotional intelligence, along with the skill, to do what’s needed in the best interest of the team and winning gold.” 

While two (2) additional players are able to be added to complete the 25 Man Final Roster, Canada has elected to participate with the traditional 23 Man Roster.

Canada will open the 2018 WJLC against Iroquois on August 8th 7:30PM CT at SaskTel Centre. The 2018 Iroquois roster has several returning players for the Iroquois West that won gold at the 2017 World Junior Lacrosse Championship in Six Nations of the Grand River. 

For more information on the K+S Potash Canada 2018 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship please visit www.worldjuniorlacrosse.com

For tickets visit ticketmaster.ca or by calling the SaskTel Centre box office at 1-800-970-7328.