The official roster for Hockey PEI’s Male Under 16 team that will compete at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Gatorade Excellence Challenge was released today.  The four Atlantic Branches and two teams from Hockey Quebec will compete April 25-29 in Blainville-Boisbriand, QC.

Players will also participate in the QMJHL Combine (on/off-ice testing) on Wednesday, April 25th. Games will begin on Thursday, April 26th and conclude on Sunday, April 29th.

The selection of the HPEI Male U16 team began last September.  All players were scouted throughout the 2017-2018 season and final player selections were made in March.

The official team roster for Team PEI is listed below:

GOALTENDERS
1            Chad Arsenault, St Raphael, PE
30          Matt Jelley, Cornwall, PE

DEFENCE 
2            Austin Callaghan, Tignish, PE
3            Alex Hutchinson, O’Leary, PE
4            Ed McNeill, Summerside, PE
6            Will Proud, Stratford, PE
14          Charlie DesRoches, Days Corner, PE
16          Cole Larkin, Mermaid, PE

FORWARDS 
5            Keiran Gallant, Covehead, PE
7            Austin Arsenault, Richmond, PE
8            Marc Richard, Clinton, PE
11          Lucas Buch, Borden-Carleton, PE
12          Landon Clow, Kensington, PE
15          Luke Garnhum, Stratford, PE
17          Noah Griffin, Charlottetown, PE
18          Devon Howatt, Charlottetown, PE
19          Riley MacDougall, Stratford, PE
20          Dixon MacLeod, Rocky Point, PE
21          Sam MacNeill, Stratford, PE
22          Isaac Wilson, Vernon River, PE

TEAM PERSONNEL
Head Coach – Brad MacKenzie, Charlottetown, PE
Assistant Coach – Andrew Penny, Stratford, PE
Assistant Coach – Cleve McNeill, Richmond, PE
Medical Trainer – John Blanchard, Summerside, PE
Equipment Manager – Tanner Doiron, Summerside PE