The Pistons will be once again have a representative at the World Junior A Challenge.
Goaltender Matt Radomsky was part of the 22 players that were named to the Team Canada West roster this past Wednesday afternoon.
Radomsky has had a sparkling third season with the Pistons in 2018-19, as he currently leads the league with a 2.11 GAA and three shutouts while sporting a MJHL best 15-8-0 in 23 starts.
“It feels incredible to be able to make this team and represent my country,” Radomsky said from Alberta. “It’s always been a dream of mine to wear the Canadian crest, and I’m extremely honoured and thrilled to have this opportunity.”
This is the third consecutive year that the Pistons have had a player on Team Canada West. Defenceman Darby Gula and forward Will Koop were a part of Team Canada West in 2016, and forward Riese Gaber won the gold medal with Team Canada West last year in 2017.
“My goal is to play as many games as possible and obviously to win them as well,” Radomsky added. “We have a great group here and I think we’re going to do very well. Our end goal here is to win the championship, and I couldn’t be more excited to get this experience started.”
Two other MJHL players have also cracked Team Canada West this year. Radomsky will be joined by F Reilly Funk of the Portage Terriers and F Matt Osadick of the Swan Valley Stampeders.
The 2018 World Junior A Challenge is being held in Bonnyville, Alberta from December 9-16. You can follow along and watch Radomsky and Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge by logging onto the Hockey Canada website or HockeyTV. Team Canada West begins their quest for back-to-back golds by taking on the United States this Sunday at 7:00 pm MST (8:00 Manitoba time).