Ekblad Named To Team Canada

Hockey Canada has named the first 18 players to the Team Canada roster for the IIHF World Championship next month in Denmark. 

Among the players is Belle River native, Aaron Ekblad.

Canada opens the 2018 IIHF World Championship on Friday, May 4, against the United States in Herning, Denmark.

Preliminary-round games wrap up on May 15 and during that time, Canada will also face off against the host Danes, Finland, Germany, South Korea, Latvia, and Norway.

The bronze and gold-medal games will take place on Sunday, May 20.

Among the coaching staff is Windsor native, Bob Boughner.


— with files from TSN