A budding talent with the Kootenay ICE will is off to Northern BC to represent Canada for the first time.
Krebs took off to Fort St. John yesterday with the tournament getting underway this weekend.
The 16-year old says it’s an honour to wear the red and white.
“Anytime you can represent your country it’s pretty special.” says Krebs. “It’s pretty cliche to say but I’ve been waiting to do [this] my whole life so it’s pretty exciting and it’s going to be a fun two weeks.”
Krebs also says he’s excited to get back on the ice with Byram.
“[Bowen is] a great guy.” says Krebs. “I couldn’t say enough great things about him, he’ll be a huge part of our back end for Team Canada [Red] so I’m excited to see him and get some good laughs with him.”
Former ICE Head Coach Luke Pierce will also join the team as an assistant coach.
“Me and Luke developed a pretty good relationship last year and it’s going to be awesome seeing him on the bench again.” says Krebs.
Canada Red will take on Team USA on Thursday for a pre-tournament match-up before playing Finland, Sweden and Russia in the round robin.
Krebs currently has three goals and 10 assists through 15 games with the Kootenay ICE.
Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram has posted a goal and nine assists through 15 games with the Vancouver Giants.
Visit the Hockey Canada website to stay up-to-date throughout the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Fort St. John / Dawson Creek.
– Peyton Krebs, Team Canada Red forward
(Photo courtesy of @WHLKootenayICE Twitter)