Red Deer, Alta. — Spokane Chiefs defenseman Saige Weinstein has been named to Canada’s 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup U18 team following this weekend’s selection camp. Weinstein is one of seven defensemen and 23 players named to the team.
The annual invitation-only tournament will take place in Red Deer, Alberta from July 31 to August 6 and will feature the best of the 2023 NHL Draft class. Canada’s National Men’s Summer U18 Team will join Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland in Group A, while Czechia, Finland, Germany and the United States will form Group B.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals on August 5, with the bronze and gold medal games set for August 6 at 11 a.m. PST and 3 p.m. PST, respectively. Fans can watch the entire tournament via TSN and NHL Network. Click here to see the full tournament schedule.
Canada has won 22 of the 30 gold medals since the tournament started in 1991, including runs of seven (1996-2002) and eight (2008-15) consecutive golds.
Ticket packages for the 2022-23 regular season – including the popular Game of the Month Package which includes Opening Night – are on sale now! For more information, visit spokanechiefs.com or call a ticket account executive at 509-535-PUCK.
The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey league, the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.