The Vancouver Giants are pleased to announce that 2002-born forward Justin Sourdif (Surrey, B.C.) and 2002-born forward/prospect Cole Shepard (West Vancouver, B.C.) have been named to Hockey Canada’s roster for the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Earlier today Hockey Canada named 66 players to the roster, who will eventually be divided into three teams who will compete in the event from November 3rd through November 10th in Saint John and Quispamsis, N.B.
Justin Sourdif was selected third overall by the Vancouver Giants in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The 5’11”, 163-pound winger has posted two goals along with three assists through 10 games with the Giants this season and has added a +7 rating. Last season Sourdif appeared in four regular season games, and seven playoff games with the G-Men as an under-ager. He led the BCMML in scoring last season with 23 goals and 50 assists for 73 points in 35 games with the Valley West Hawks.
Cole Shepard was selected by the Giants in the second round (33rd overall) in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The 5’10”, 152-pound forward has notched three assists through 12 games with the BCHL’s Penticton Vees.
Sourdif and his Giants teammates return to action tonight at the Langley Events Centre when they battle the 2018 WHL Champion Swift Current Broncos at 7:00 PM.