20 OHL Players Competing at 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship



Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to announce that a total of 20 current OHL players are listed on official International Ice Hockey Federation rosters to open the 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo, New York.

The 20 players includes a representative from eight of the 10 participating countries including Canada who leads the way with eight current OHL players followed by Russia and Slovakia with three each.

A total of 58 current players from across the Canadian Hockey League are competing in the tournament.

Thirteen of the OHL’s 20 clubs are represented in the event with the London Knights and Mississauga Steelheads leading the way with three players followed by the Owen Sound Attack, Sarnia Sting and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with two each.

In addition to the 20 current OHL players, five former players are competing in the event.

Last season, 19 OHL players competed in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto.

OHL Players Competing at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship:

Canada (8):
Alex Formenton (London Knights)
Jonah Gadjovich (Owen Sound Attack)
Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Taylor Raddysh (Erie Otters)
Robert Thomas (London Knights)
Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Also competing on Canada is former London Knight Victor Mete.

Belarus (1):
Maksim Sushko (Owen Sound Attack)

Czech Republic (1):
Albert Michnac (Mississauga Steelheads)

Competing with the Czech Republic is former Sarnia Sting Filip Helt.

Finland (0):

Competing on Finland are former London Knights Janne Kuokkanen and Olli Juolevi.

Russia (3):
Dmitri Samorukov (Guelph Storm)
Dmitry Sokolov (Sudbury Wolves)
Andrei Svechnikov (Barrie Colts)

13 non-CHL players represented Russia in the entire 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Slovakia (3):
Adam Liska (Kitchener Rangers)
Adam Ruzicka (Sarnia Sting)
Marian Studenic (Hamilton Bulldogs)

Sweden (1):
Jacob Moverare (Mississauga Steelheads)

Also competing for Sweden is former Mississauga Steelhead Alexander Nylander.

Switzerland (1):
Nico Gross (Oshawa Generals)

United States (2):
Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)
Max Jones (London Knights)

For more information on Hockey Canada, Canada’s National Junior Team, and the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, visit or follow along via social media on Facebook and Twitter, as well as #WorldJuniors.

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