Chychrun And Kyrou To Suit Up For Canada

Jakob Chychrun (left) and Jordan Kyrou (right) named to Team White for the World U-17 Hockey Challenge. October 2, 2014 (Photo by Josh Boyce)

A pair of Sarnia Sting players will be representing Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in November.

Jakob Chychrun and Jordan Kyrou will suit up for Team White when they open the tournament against Finland on November 2 at the RBC Centre.

Of the 66 players chosen to represent three Canadian Teams, Kyrou is the only player who didn’t receive an invite to the summer development camp in Calgary.

The Sting forward says he used it as added motivation in the off season.

22 players from the Ontario Hockey League will compete forĀ Canada.

Jakob Chychrun participated in last year’s tournament as a 15 year old, and says he’s looking forward to playing on home ice.

Brett Hargrave was the last Sarnia Sting player to play in the tournament, he now plays for the Owen Sound Attack.

The tournament will also include teams fromĀ Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the US.