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Krebs to represent Canada at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Brad McLeod

Cranbrook, B.C. – Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that Kootenay ICE 2001-born forward Peyton Krebs will represent Team Canada at the upcoming 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Krebs has been named to the team’s roster, which features the top under-18 players in the country. In total, 11 WHL players cracked the roster.

This isn’t the first time Krebs has represented his country. In November 2017, the Okotoks, Alberta native dawned the red-and-white for Canada Red at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Krebs recorded one goal and five assists for six points in five tournament games.

Krebs led all WHL rookies in points during the 2017-18 campaign. He recorded 17 goals and added 37 assists for 54 points in 67 regular season games.

The Hlinka Gretzky Cup will be held in Edmonton and Red Deer from August 6-11.

The Canadians are scheduled to play one pre-tournament game, which will take place against the Czech Republic in Red Deer on Saturday. Krebs and Team Canada kick off their tournament against Switzerland at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Monday.

For more information about the tournament, visit hlinkagretzky.com.

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