Special to The Standard
Ty Dellandrea was officially named to Team Canada Red this past week, as the Port Perry resident and former Uxbridge S.S. student prepares to compete alongside the top young hockey players from across the globe at the World Under-17 Challenge.
The action in the Under-17s kicks off from Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday, Oct. 30th, with Dellandrea’s Team Canada Red squad battling Finland at Noon. The tournament continues on the evening of the 31st, with a 7:30 p.m. match-up against Sweden. The round-robin portion of the tournament concludes on Tuesday, Nov. 1st, with Dellandrea and Canada Red in action against Russia at 4 p.m. The knockout portion begins on Thursday, with the bronze and gold medal games slated for Saturday, Nov. 5th.
The tournament features a trio of Canadian entries - Team Canada Red, White and Black - squaring off against the United States, Russia, Finland, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
Dellandrea is currently in his rookie season with the Flint Firebirds, following his fifth overall selection in April. Through the Firebirds’ first 10 games of the season, Dellandrea has registered 8 points (4 goals and 4 assists).
Local fans should take note that on Friday, Nov. 25th, Dellandrea makes his return to Durham Region with the Firebirds, to tangle with the Oshawa Generals.