For the fourth consecutive season, the Steinbach Pistons will have a representative at the World Junior A Challenge.
Carter Loney has been named to the 22-man roster for Team Canada West, who will compete at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, British Columbia starting on December 7th.
The 17-year-old forward from Winnipeg has had an excellent start to his junior career, scoring 10 goals and 25 points in 25 games with the Pistons this season. The University of Minnesota-Duluth commit sits fourth amongst MJHL rookies in scoring.
One other MJHL player will join Loney at the World Junior A Challenge, as defenceman Owen Murray from the Portage Terriers was also named to the Team Canada West roster.
As mentioned above, this is the fourth straight year that the Pistons have had a player make Team Canada West. Darby Gula and Will Koop were on the team in 2016, Riese Gaber won a gold medal with TCW in 2017, and Matt Radomsky won a bronze medal last year.
Watch Loney and Team Canada West take on the world by logging onto the Hockey Canada website or by watching on HockeyTV. Team Canada West begins their quest for back-to-back golds by taking on the United States this Saturday at 7:00 pm MST (8:00 Manitoba time).
The Pistons organization congratulates Carter on his achievement and wish him luck at the World Junior A Challenge!