Laplante Named to Team Canada for Under-18's
August 07, 2012
Yan-Pavel Laplante has been named to the final roster for Canada's Under 18 Team
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PEI Rocket forward Yan-Pavel Laplante has been named to the final roster for Canada's Under 18 Team to compete at the 2012 Memorial Ivan Hlinka tournament Aug. 13-18 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.
Hearing the news of being named to the final roster, Laplante reacted with "Best day of my life".
The roster was finalized Monday following Hockey Canada's four-day selection camp at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto. The camp included daily practices and three Red-White intrasquad games.
LaPlante is one of 6 representatives of the QMJHL to be named to the team including Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin, and Zachary Fucale (Halifax Mooseheads); as well as, Anthony Duclair (Quebec Remparts), and Jérémy Grégoire (chicoutimi Sagueneens).
Canada has won the tournament four consecutive years, and has won 17 of 21 summer under-18 tournaments since 1991. For more on Canada's Under-18 Team visit http://www.hockeycanada.ca/