Manitobans Lead U16 Team Canada to Gold in Ball Hockey – 07/04/19

Seven Manitoba Players and 2 Manitoba Staff were at the forefront of the gold medal
win for Team Canada West at the World Junior Ball Hockey Championship in the Czech
Republic on June 30, 2019. Head Coach Paul Kastes of South Winnipeg, coached
Connor Roullette, Dawson Pasternak, Tyler Teasdale, Owen Weihs, Nate Goodbranson,
Rory Neill, and Cole Plowman for the week long World Championship. Braedon
McKay of South Winnipeg served as the equipment manager for the team. The World
Junior Ball Hockey Championships were held in Prerov and Zlin, Czech Republic
wrapping up June 30, 2019.
Canada had two representative teams at the Junior World Ball Hockey Championship.
Canada West and Canada East played in the final to an 8-6 win for West. Canada West
went undefeated in the tournament scoring 30 goals and allowing only 10.
Manitobans dominated the individual awards as well with Dawson Pasternak winning
the tournament MVP and Scoring Title, Connor Roulette won top forward, and Rory
Neill was top defenceman. Cole Plowman had the best goals against average in the
tournament. The Manitoba representatives are all Western Hockey League draft picks as

  • Connor roulette – Seattle Thunderbirds
  • Dawson Pasternak – Portland Winter Hawks
  • Tyler Teasdale – Brandon Wheat Kings
  • Owen Weihs – Brandon Wheat Kings
  • Nate Goodbrandson – Everett Silvertips
  • Rory Neill – Calgary Hitmen
  • Cole Plowman – Brandon Wheat Kings

Manitoba is at the forefront of international ball hockey with Angie Cerilli and Julianna
Thomson recently winning gold at the Women’s Worlds and Remi Laurencelle winning
Bronze at the Men’s Worlds.

Paul Kastes – Head Coach U16 Team Canada West
(204) 688-7285
For further information contact Manitoba Ball Hockey Association technical director Jeff
Dzikowicz at (204) 981-8188.
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