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Two Hurricanes players named to Team Canada for World Juniors

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Hockey Canada announced Thursday their 24 man roster for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship and Lethbridge Hurricanes players Calen Addison and Dylan Cozens were named to the team.

Addison, 19, was one of seven defenceman selected to the team. The Brandon, Manitoba product who was a second round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018 has represented Canada at the Under-17 and Under-18 levels helping Canada capture a gold medal at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup when he had six points (2g-4a) in five games. So far this season, Addison has recorded 29 points (7g-22a) along with 28 penalty minutes in 31 games.

Cozens, 18, was named as one of 14 forwards. The Whitehorse, Yukon native most recently represented Canada at the 2019 World Under-18 Hockey Championship last spring where he collected nine points (4g-5a) in seven games. Cozens has represented Canada at both the Under-18 and Under-17 levels. The seventh overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2019 National Hockey League Entry Draft has totaled 46 points (20g-26a) in 30 games this season for the Hurricanes.

Addison and Cozens become the first Hurricanes players to represent Canada at the World Junior Championship since 2009 when Zach Boychuk helped Canada win a gold medal in Ottawa. They join Wes Walz (1990), Lee Sorochan (1995), Brent Seabrook (2004 & 2005) and Boychuk (2008 & 2009) as the only ‘Canes in history to suit up for Canada at the tournament. The last Hurricane to attend the World Junior Championship was Luca Sbisa (Switzerland) in 2009.

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A total of six Western Hockey League players were named to Canada’s roster including Addison and Cozens (Lethbridge Hurricanes), Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks), Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants), Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs) and Nolan Foote (Kelowna Rockets).

Canada will begin the World Junior Championship on December 26th against the United States in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic. Full coverage of the tournament will be provided by TSN/RDS.

(Lethbridge Hurricanes news release)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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