The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is set to get underway in Langley - Delta, British Columbia later this week. Two Islanders were selected by Hockey Canada to take part in the tournament which will run from November 3rd to 12th.
Summerside’s Devan Praught and Tanner Doiron will be representing Prince Edward Island with pride at the highly scouted prospect event. Praught as an Assistant Coach for Team Canada White and Doiron as a Referee as part of the events officiating team.
Both took part in the Hockey Canada Under-17 Summer Selection camp in Calgary this past July.
Devan Praught is the current Head Coach of the WHL Swift Current Broncos and will make his first competition appearance behind a Team Canada bench. Praught also holds a Telus Cup Championship with the Notre Dame Hounds.
Tanner Doiron who attended the U17 event in 2018 as a linesperson when it was hosted by the City of Saint John, NB is looking forward to returning as a referee this time around. Doiron has spent the past five seasons as a QMJHL official and just recently returned home from obtaining his National High Performance officials’ certification.
Hockey PEI wishes both Devan and Tanner the best of luck with their respective assignments.
For more information on the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, please click HERE.
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