Coming off his rookie campaign in the nation’s capital, 67’s defenceman Kevin Bahl has earned himself an opportunity to represent his country. On Tuesday, Hockey Canada announced the roster for the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup that will feature the hulking six-foot-five defenceman as one of seven OHL players looking to help Canada reclaim gold after missing out in 2016 – the first time they’ve missed out on Gold at this tournament since 2007.
Canada will feature in Group B against Russia, Finland and hosts Slovakia. Canada opens the tournament on August 7 against Russia before taking on Finland (August 8) and concluding the group stage against Slovakia on August 9. The top team in each group will play for Gold.
The 2017 edition of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup is co-hosted by Břeclav (Czech Republic) and Bratislava (Slovakia).
Earlier on Wednesday, the 67’s unveiled celebrations for the hockey club’s 50th anniversary season highlighted by an anniversary logo, legacy project and signature games honouring 50 years of hockey history. CLICK HERE for more information.
The 67’s open their 50th Anniversary Season on September 21 in Barrie, with their home opener set for Sunday, September 24 against the reigning OHL Champions, the Erie Otters.
Season tickets for the 67’s 50th Anniversary Season are on sale now by clicking here, calling 613.232.6767 X1 Option 2, or in person at The Box Office at TD Place. Season Ticket Packages start as low as $325 – less than $10 per game. Single game tickets go on-sale September 5.