Cooper Headed to Nova Scotia



Courtesy: Steen Cooper's Twitter

Courtesy: Steen Cooper’s Twitter

Cowichan Capitals third year forward, Steen Cooper, is one of ten BCHL players to represent Canada-West at the upcoming World Junior-A Hockey Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

The 17-year-old was the lone Capitals player invited to the evaluation camp in Calgary this past weekend. Cooper collected two goals during the camp at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.

Cooper, who is committed to Minnesota State Mankato for next season, is off to a strong start to the BCHL season with the Caps having scored two goals and 14 points in 19 games thus far.

The Duncan native joins nine other BCHL players on the Canada-West roster that include:

G – Jesse Jenks – Prince George Spruce Kings
D – Alex Plant – West Kelowna Warriors
D – Paul Stoykewych – Penticton Vees
D – Viktor Dombrovskiy – Langley Rivermen
D – Dane Birks – Merritt Centennials
F – Jeff Wight – Merritt Centennials
F – Demico Hanoun – Vernon Vipers
F – Alex Gillies – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
F – Kurt Keats – Powell River Kings

The ten BCHL players join 11 players from the Alberta Junior Hockey League, and one from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

The tournament runs from November 4-10 in Yarmouth.

You can follow the World Junior-A Hockey Challenge on Twitter – click the link for updates.

Below is the full roster for Canada-West, courtesy

# Name S/C Ht Wt Born Hometown Club Team
No Nom T/C G P Née Ville d’origine Équipe de club
Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
1 Jesse Jenks L/G 6’2″ 180 01/24/95 Crofton, B.C./C.-B. Prince George (BCHL)
31 Tommy Nixon L/G 6’2″ 183 03/16/95 Sherwood Park, Alta./Alb. Sherwood Park (AJHL)
2 Adam Plant R/D 5’9″ 159 05/09/95 Penticton, B.C./C.-B. West Kelowna (BCHL)
3 Paul Stoykewych L/G 6’2″ 200 03/09/95 Winnipeg, Man. Penticton (BCHL)
4 Josh Smith R/D 5’10” 185 10/02/94 Lacombe, Alta./Alb. Camrose (AJHL)
5 Brandon Hickey L/G 6’2″ 180 04/13/96 Leduc, Alta./Alb. Spruce Grove (AJHL)
6 Dane Birks R/D 6’3″ 190 08/29/95 Williams Lake, B.C./C.-B. Merritt (BCHL)
22 Maddison Smiley R/D 6’0″ 180 02/20/94 Airdrie, Alta./Alb. Brooks (AJHL)
24 Viktor Dombrovskiy L/G 5’11” 193 04/27/96 Coquitlam, B.C./C.-B. Langley (BCHL)
7 Steen Cooper L/G 5’9″ 170 11/25/95 Duncan, B.C./C.-B. Cowichan Valley (BCHL)
8 Nicholas Jones R/D 5’11” 175 06/02/96 Edmonton, Alta./Alb. Sherwood Park (AJHL)
9 Andrew Taverner L/G 5’11” 180 05/07/95 Edmonton, Alta./Alb. Sherwood Park (AJHL)
10 Rhett Gardner L/G 6’1″ 175 02/28/96 Moose Jaw, Sask. Okotoks (AJHL)
11 Trace Elson R/D 5’10” 180 11/25/94 St. Albert, Alta./Alb. Whitecourt (AJHL)
12 Dylan Hollman L/G 6’1″ 185 01/15/94 Red Deer, Alta./Alb. Spruce Grove (AJHL)
15 Owen LaClare R/D 6’2″ 195 09/25/95 Edam, Sask. La Ronge (SJHL)
16 Anthony Paskaruk R/D 5’10” 175 01/18/94 Airdrie, Alta./Alb. Brooks (AJHL)
18 Demico Hannoun R/D 6’0″ 185 10/04/95 North Delta, B.C./C.-B. Vernon (BCHL)
19 Cameron Hughes L/G 5’11” 160 10/09/96 Edmonton, Alta./Alb. Spruce Grove (AJHL)
20 Alex Gillies L/G 6’0″ 190 05/19/95 Vernon, B.C./C.-B. Salmon Arm (BCHL)
21 Jeff Wight L/G 6’2″ 180 12/04/95 Coquitlam, B.C./C.-B. Merritt (BCHL)
26 Kurt Keats L/G 5’8″ 170 08/16/95 Winnipeg, Man. Powell River (BCHL)

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