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The Prince George Spruce Kings would like to announce that 1998 born forward Kyle Johnson has been named to Team Canada West for the World Junior A Challenge.
Johnson (Port Moody, BC) has been in Leduc Alberta this week along with 57 other players vying for one of the 22 available spots. In his second year with the Spruce Kings, Johnson was named as one of the alternate captains heading into the season. In 29 games this season, the forward has seven goals and 14 assists to go along with just eight penalty minutes. This offseason Johnson committed to play for Yale University starting in the 2018/19 season.
“We are very happy for Kyle to have the opportunity to represent Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge. He has worked very hard to improve his game in all zones of the ice and it’s great to see him get rewarded for his effort. We are very proud of him, and have full confidence that he will do a tremendous job representing the City of Prince George and the Spruce Kings organization at an international tournament,” said Spruce Kings Head Coach Chad van Diemen.
The World Jr. A Challenge will begin on December 11th, and conclude on the 17th. Team Canada West is made up of players from the BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, and MJHL. 11 of the 22 players selected play in the BCHL. The team coached by Barry Wolff of the Coquitlam Express will look to defend the title they won last year in Cobourg and Whitby, Ontario.