Payton Mount To Play For Team Canada Red at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Tournament Takes Place November 3 to November 10 in New Brunswick
KENT, October 16, 2018 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced right wing Payton Mount has been selected to play for Team Canada at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Mount is one 66 players selected by Hockey Canada to represent their country at the tournament. Hockey Canada assigned the 66 players to Team Canada White, Team Canada Black and Team Canada Red on Wednesday, October 24.
Mount will pay for Team Canada Red at the tournament.
The 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge takes place from November 3 to November 10 in Saint John and Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Eight teams will compete over the seven day tournament. Team Canada Black, Team Canada White, the Czech Republic and United States will play in Group A. Team Canada Red, Finland, Russia and Sweden will comprise Group B.
“The Thunderbird family is extremely proud of Payton,” said La Forge. “It is always nice to see the hard work of our players recognized. I am confident Payton will do a tremendous job of representing our club and his country.”
Mount was the T-Birds first round bantam pick in 2017 and has played in seven games this season and has four assists.
The 66 players were selected by Brad McEwen, head scout for Hockey Canada, with assistance from Hockey Canada’s Under-17 Program of Excellence management group lead Martin Mondou, and regional scouts Carl Bouchard (Quebec), Barclay Branch (Ontario), Barclay Parneta (West), Darren Sutherland (Atlantic), and Darrell Woodley (Ontario).
The T-Birds host the Tri-City Americans tonight at accesso ShoWare Center at 7:05pm. They are in Kennewick Friday for a 7:05pm game against the Americans.
T-Birds single game tickets for the 2018-19 season are currently on sale. Fans can purchase single game tickets online or at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
T-Birds 2018-19 season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.