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Gens rookie to hit international stage

Generals forward Brett Harrison has been named the Team Canada roster at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge runs from Nov. 2 to Nov. 9 in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask.

Harrison was the first round, 16th overall selection by the Gens in the 2019 OHL draft.

He played for the London Junior Knights during the 2018-19 season where he tallied 42 goals and 21 assists for 63 points in 33 games played.

The rookie also participated in the OHL Cup in March where he tallied a point per game, notching two goals and an assist in three games with the Junior Knights.

At the OHL Gold Cup, Harrison suited up for Team Alliance, recording two goals and three assists in four games.

This season, he has amassed two goals and four assists in nine game played in his rookie season with the Generals.

“It’s definitely an honour to be selected to play at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge for Hockey Canada,” says Harrison. “I have always dreamed of pulling on the Hockey Canada jersey and representing my country, so I’m excited to get things going at the tournament.”

“Brett has had a great start to his season and has contributed to us having a real good start as a team,” said Generals general manager Roger Hunt. “With the start he’s had, he certainly has caught the eyes of the Hockey Canada staff that are trying to win a gold medal.”