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Rangers' Pinelli to represent Canada at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

It opens November 2nd in Alberta and Saskatchewan
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File photo of Rangers forward Francesco Pinelli. Mark Pare/KitchenerToday

Kitchener Rangers rookie forward Francesco Pinelli is one of 66 players that have been selected to represent Canada at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The tournament is set for November 2-9 in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Pinelli has 6 goals and 4 assists in his first 10 games with the Rangers.

The Canadian players will be divided into three teams - Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White. They will compete against the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States.

"We feel this group exemplifies the values of the Program of Excellence and will represent Canada with pride as we compete for a gold medal this November." said Brad McEwen, head scout for Hockey Canada. 

The tournament opens with all three Canadian teams in action on Saturday, November 2.


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