Okotoks, AB (November 4, 2017) – Okotoks Oilers centre Dylan Holloway has been added to Team Canada Red at the upcoming World U-17 Challenge.
The 16-year old is the only player in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) to be selected to one of the three Canadian participants at the tournament representing the best underaged 17 aged hockey players from six different countries including the United States, Russia, Czech Republic, Finland & Sweden.
Holloway was signed by the Oilers in the 2016-17 off-season where he notched 20 points (13 goals, 7 assists) at the Midget AAA level with the Calgary Northwest Flames followed by his commitment to the University of Wisconsin Badgers last season.
In his rookie season with the Oilers, Holloway averaging a point per game through the 16 games played to date. He has scored 7 goals and added 9 assists and is ranked 8th in AJHL rookie scoring.
The Bragg Creek native does have tournament experience being a member of Team Alberta at the Western Canada Challenge Cup in 2016 and winning a goal medal along with Oilers Goalie Coach Derek Purfield.
Oilers Head Coach Tyler Deis says “It is always an honor to wear a Team Canada jersey. As an Organization we are super excited about this opportunity that Dylan has. We know he will represent the Oilers and the AJHL with Canadian pride.“
Holloway will join the rest of his Team Canada Red teammates as they opening up the tournament when they play Finland, Sunday November 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM.
Holloway is the 2nd player in Oiler history joining Oiler Alumni Rhett Gardner (North Dakota) was member of Team Canada at the 2012 U-17’s.
The Oilers would like to congratulate Dylan on his selection to Team Canada Red and wish him all the best representing Canada, AJHL, the Okotoks Oilers and the entire community of Okotoks at U17’s.
You can follow Holloway’s U-17 journey here with scores and updates at the U-17’s WEBSITE
The World U-17 Challenge runs from November 5-11 at the North Peace Arena in Fort St. John, B.C. & the EnCana Events centre in Dawson Creek, B.C.
For more information, please contact the undersigned.
Head Coach & Director of Hockey Development
Okotoks Oilers Hockey Club
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