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Defencemen DesRoches, Cormier to play for Canada at under-17 tournament

Saint John Sea Dogs defenceman Charlie DesRoches of Days Corner.
Saint John Sea Dogs defenceman Charlie DesRoches of Days Corner. - QMJHL

DAY'S CORNER, P.E.I. – An Island native and a Charlottetown Islander will play for Canada at the world under-17 hockey challenge next month in Saint John and Quispamsis, N.B.

Lukas Cormier was the Charlottetown Islanders top pick at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft Saturday in Shawinigan, Que.
Lukas Cormier was the Charlottetown Islanders top pick at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft Saturday in Shawinigan, Que.

Days Corner’s Charlie DesRoches, a rookie with the Saint John Sea Dogs, and Islanders freshman Lukas Cormier of Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, N.B., made the 66-player roster unveiled by Hockey Canada on Tuesday. The players will be divided up into three Canadian teams (black, red and white) and will compete for gold against the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States.

The tournament opens up on Saturday, Nov. 3, and concludes on Nov. 10.

Cormier, who was selected fourth overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft, has a goal and two assists in 11 games this season. DesRoches, who was taken 32nd overall, has two goals and an assist in 11 contests.

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