Winterhawk at Worlds

North Delta’s Nic Petan to play for Team Canada.

Nic Petan

North Delta’s Nic Petan will play for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Tournament Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Malmo, Sweden.

Team Canada made their final three cuts earlier this week.

Canada will play its first game of the tournament Dec. 26 against Germany, then take to the ice against the Czech Republic on Saturday, Dec. 28.

Petan, 19, is in his third full season with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. The 5’9” 166-pound centre was drafted in the second round (43rd overall) by the Winnipeg Jets in last June’s National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Petan is second among WHL scorers with 20 goals and 66 points in 32 games played, and is a team-best plus-25.

Last season, Petan tallied 46 goals and added 74 assists in 71 games to tie for the league scoring lead with 120 points. He added another nine goals and 28 points in 21 playoff games.

He was invited to the 33-player Hockey Canada Under-20 Summer Camp in August in Lake Placid, New York, playing three exhibition games against Finland, Sweden and the United States.

He joined the Winterhawks in September.

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