Peyton Krebs says he couldn’t keep a grin off his face when he played in a Team Canada jersey for the first time.
The 16-year old has been back with the ICE for a week since returning from the World U-17 Hockey Challenge.
Krebs and Canada Red took home a silver medal after falling 6-4 to the United States.
“I think I just went in there and wanted to learn and get experience from Hockey Canada.” says Krebs. “Winning silver was pretty special, obviously we wanted gold but a pretty special moment and being the captain too is pretty fun times.”
Krebs says wearing the red maple leaf on his chest was a huge honour.
“I think that was the coolest thing for me.” says Krebs. “In warmups when I first stepped on the ice it was a special moment and I was grinning the whole warmups and the whole game, I couldn’t get a smile off my face and Hockey Canada did a great job of making the experience so memorable and it was an experience I’m going to remember for a lifetime.”
Krebs tallied six points in five games with Canada Red in the tournament.
The WHL rookie has returned to Kootenay in fine form earning four points in his first three games back with the ICE.
He continues to have a breakout rookie season with 17 points through 18 games, the third-highest point total on the team.
– Peyton Krebs, Kootenay ICE forward
(Photo courtesy of CHL)