Luka Burzan of the Valley West Hawks will play for Canada at the Winter Youth Olympic Games next month in Norway.

Burzan off to Youth Olympics

Surrey athlete to play for Canadian team in Norway

Luka Burzan will represent Canada at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Feb. 12-21 in Lillehammer, Norway.

Burzan, 15, is from Surrey and was drafted sixth overall by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the Western Hockey League’s Bantam Draft last spring.

He currently plays for the Valley West Hawks of the BC Hockey Major Midget League. In 25 games played, he has scored 14 goals to go with a team-high 29 assists.

“We’re excited for Luka. Every Canadian hockey player dreams of wearing the Maple Leaf on the international stage,” said Hawks head coach Jessie Leung. “To get his chance so early speaks to the countless hours of training.”

Last season Burzan played for the North Shore Winter Club’s Bantam A1 team, which won the Western Canada championship. He was also a member of Team BC at the Western Canada Challenge Cup in Calgary, winning a bronze medal.

Five teams will compete at the Youth Olympics. Finland, Norway, Russia and the United States are the other four nations.

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