Kitchener Rangers' forward Francesco Pinelli is one of 13 Ontario Hockey League Players who will represent Canada at the upcoming 2021 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship.
The tournament is set to open in Texas on April 26.
Canada is sending 25 players in total.
The Canadian roster was assembled by Hockey Canada director of player personnel Alan Millar along with manager of national teams Benoit Roy.
OHL PLAYERS NAMED TO CANADA'S NATIONAL UNDER-18 TEAM:
Goaltender: Benjamin Gaudreau (Sarnia Sting)
Defence: Brandt Clarke (Barrie Colts), Ethan Del Mastro (Mississauga Steelheads), Jack Matier (Ottawa 67’s)
Forwards: Brett Harrison (Oshawa Generals), Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires), Mason McTavish (Peterborough Petes), Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds), Francesco Pinelli (Kitchener Rangers), Chase Stillman (Sudbury Wolves), Ryan Winterton (Hamilton Bulldogs), Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs), Danny Zhilkin (Guelph Storm)
Congratulations to Francesco Pinelli (@CePinelli71) who will be representing Canada at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship in Texas! #RTown | #OHLRangers https://t.co/7QCVie7DVA pic.twitter.com/1rLk445zig— Kitchener Rangers (@OHLRangers) April 1, 2021