Rebel with U-18s

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Alex Petrovic has been named to the Canadian national men’s summer under-18 hockey team which will compete in the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament Aug. 11-15 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Petrovic, 17, is one of 22 players selected to the team.

Alex Petrovic

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Alex Petrovic has been named to the Canadian national men’s summer under-18 hockey team which will compete in the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament Aug. 11-15 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Petrovic, 17, is one of 22 players selected to the team. The team, coached by Bob Boughner of the Memorial Cup champion Windsor Spitfires, will play pre-tournament games Aug. 7 against Slovakia and Aug. 9 versus the United States. The current version of the national squad, which has won the tournament four of the past five years, features six other WHL players in defenceman Mark Pysyk (Edmonton Oil Kings), goalie Calvin Pickard (Seattle Thunderbirds), and forwards Brett Connolly (Prince George Cougars,) Jordan Weal (Regina Pats), Brad Ross (Portland Winter Hawks) and Quinton Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors).

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