QMJHL Challenge 2016

Press Release – Hockey New Brunswick Male Under 16

Team set for QMJHL Gatorade Excellence Challenge

Fredericton, NB - The Hockey New Brunswick Male Under-16 team will begin its quest for gold this week at the QMJHL Gatorade Excellence Challenge.  The 4th Annual event will take place at the Centre d'excellence Sports Rousseau in Boisbriand, Quebec; and will feature the provincial teams from each of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, PEI & Nova Scotia), as well as two teams from Quebec.

On Sunday April 24th, the team gathered in Fredericton for a short two-day camp to prepare for the upcoming event in Quebec. Wednesday will be the Under Armour Combine (off-ice & on-ice testing) and then the tournament games will begin on Thursday.

New Brunswick's first game will be at 11:00 a.m. against Newfoundland and Labrador; they also play at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday versus Quebec White.  On Friday New Brunswick will play Quebec Blue at 1:30 p.m.; then they’ll face off against PEI on Saturday at 8:00 p.m.  At the conclusion of the preliminary round, New Brunswick will play in the Gold, Bronze or 5th place game on Sunday.

The coaching staff also announced that Adam McCormick will be the team Captain and the Assistant Captains will be Simon Elsliger, Anderson MacDonald, and Sam McGaw.

“We are excited for our players to be part of the QMJHL Challenge. We hope that they bring the same intensity and work ethic to Blainville that they showcased all season long. This event is a great opportunity for the players to give the scouts a final look going into the draft. It should be an exciting week! “– Marc Hussey – Head Coach

Game summaries will be available on the QMJHL website - http://theqmjhl.ca/excellence-challenge/

New Brunswick Roster is below:

Male Under 16

G – Daniel Moody – Miramichi Rivermen

G – Daniel Thompson – Moncton Flyers

D – David Basque – Miramichi Rivermen

D – Simon Elsliger – Moncton Flyers

D – Dominic Hachey – Moncton Flyers

D – Justin Lush – Fredericton Caps

D – Adam McCormick – Fredericton Caps

D – Sam McGaw – Saint John Vito’s

F – Riley Burtt – Fredericton Caps

F – Chad Doiron – Moncton Flyers

F – Ayden Fillmore – Rothesay Netherwood

F – Maxime Grandmaison – Moncton Flyers

F – Olivier-Luc Hache – Rothesay Netherwood

F – Nick Hodd – Fredericton Caps

F – Brennan Laverty – Moncton Flyers

F – Alex Lewis – Moncton Flyers

F – Chayson Levi – Miramichi Rivermen

F – Anderson MacDonald – Saint John Vito’s

F – Brandon Stone – Fredericton Caps

F – Joel Walker – Fredericton Caps

Head Coach – Marc Hussey

Assistant Coach  - Josh Hepditch

Assistant Coach – Phil Richer

Goalie/Video Coach – Kyle MacDonald

Trainers – Curtis MacIntyre, Jessica Sears

For further information please contact:

Mike Gillingham

Hockey New Brunswick

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