Joe Veleno and Canada Black opened up the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 5-3 loss to Canada White on Sunday.
Veleno recorded an assist and four penalties in the loss.
Joseph Veleno playing on a line with Arnaud Durandeau and Stefano Mattheos— Kevin Chambers (@SN_Canucklehead) November 1, 2015
And now Black scores again after injury replacement Arnaud Durandeau gets it. Brady Gilmour and Joseph Veleno with the assists. #WorldU17— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) November 1, 2015
Sea Dogs goaltending prospect Alex D’Orio, also on Canada Black, did not appear in this game. He allowed three goals on 12 shots in just over 31 minutes of action in a pre-tournament loss to Sweden on Friday.
Canada Black takes on the Czech Republic on Monday at 10 p.m. AST in Dawson Creek, BC.
Some other news and notes…
- Sportsnet.ca has a preview of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, who writes that “Veleno is joined up front by David Levin, the Israeli-born winger who went first overall in the 2015 OHL Draft and who should challenge Veleno for one of the top spots when NHL teams pick in 2018.”
- The Hockey House has a list of five prospects to watch at the U-17 event. Veleno topped the list.
- Hockey’s Future has an article on the Boston Bruins prospects system and mentions Jakub Zboril.
- HockeyProspect.com released their 2016 NHL Draft rankings for October last week. Sea Dogs defenseman Luke Green is ranked 36th. The top 30 rankings can be viewed for free.
- Willy Palov of the Chronicle Herald looked at the QMJHL’s top 2016 NHL Draft prospects in his column this week. Green was ranked fourth.
- The Western Star has an article on Jordan King, which discusses his time with the Sea Dogs this season.
- The Sea Dogs begin a three-in-three road trip through Quebec on Wednesday in Sherbrooke. They’ll be in Drummondville on Friday and Quebec City Saturday.
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