Vancouver Giants forward Tyler Popowich had an assist to help Team Canada Black to a 5-4 win over the Czech Republic on Monday at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Canada Black is now 1-1 through two preliminary round games after losing to Team Canada White on Sunday. They will wrap up the round robin on Tuesday against the USA.
Popowich is one of 24 WHL affiliated players represented Canada at the tournament. 66 Canadian players are participating and were split into three teams – Black, Red and White.
Popowich is a Surrey native who has played 10 games for the Giants this season. It’s his rookie year in the WHL. The big centreman was taken third overall by the G-Men in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.
The Giants will return to action when they host the Kelowna Rockets on Friday, November 4th, at the Langley Events Centre. For tickets, click here or call 604.4.GIANTS (604.444.2687).