DiPietro Joins Team Canada In Latvia

Mike DiPietro was named to Canada’s 2018 IIHF World Championship camp roster in Riga, Latvia, ahead of the IIHF World Championship in Denmark in May 2018.<br>Photo by Ian Shalapata

Mike DiPietro was named to Canada’s 2018 IIHF World Championship camp roster in Riga, Latvia, ahead of the IIHF World Championship in Denmark in May 2018.
Photo by Ian Shalapata

(RIGA, LATVIA) – Amherstburg’s Mike DiPietro has been named to Canada’s 2018 IIHF World Championship camp roster as the team prepares to compete in Denmark later month. Twenty-two players are attending the pre-tournament camp being held in Riga, Latvia.

DiPietro, 18, drafted 64th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in 2017,  won the 2017 Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires and was named top goaltender and tournament all-star. He previously played for Canada’s summer U18 team at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup and IIHF U18 World Championship and competed at the 2015 U17 World Hockey Challenge.

Canada is led by co-manager by Sean Burke and assistant coach Bob Boughner. The team defeated Latvia 6-1 in an exhibition game last night, however DiPietro did not play.

The tournament begins Friday when Canada faces the United States in Herning, Denmark, in the preliminary round. They’ll also face Denmark, Finland, Germany, South Korea, Latvia, and Norway.

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