The tournament will take place from April 18-28 in Örnsköldsvik and Umeå, Sweden.
“I am very excited to represent Canada again this year,” said Pats Head Coach and Assistant GM Dave Struch. “It is always an honour to coach with such a great program and I am grateful for the opportunity to coach the Under-18’s later this month.”
This will be the third straight year Struch coached with Hockey Canada. In 2017-18, he served as Head Coach at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and in 2016-17 was an Assistant Coach at the same tournament, winning a silver medal.
Savoie (5’9, 170) from St. Albert, Alberta was drafted by the Pats in the ninth-round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. He put up 73 points in 58 games with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL this season.
“We are excited to add another draft pick to the 2019 draft,” said Pats VP of Hockey Operations and GM John Paddock. “We wish Carter all the best in the future.”
The Pats hold seven picks in the first five rounds of the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, one first round pick, one second, three third round picks and two in the fifth round. The draft will take place on Thursday, May 2 in Red Deer, Alberta.