Barlow Highlights Canada’s Entry at 2023 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship

Ontario Hockey League


Toronto, Ont. – Owen Sound Attack Captain Colby Barlow highlights 11 OHL players being named to Canada’s roster for the 2023 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship set to take place from April 20-30 in Basel and Porrentruy, Switzerland.

Hockey Canada announced its 22-player National Men’s Under-18 Team roster Saturday morning. Soo Greyhounds Head Coach John Dean will serve as an Assistant alongside Canadian Head Coach Jeff Truitt (Prince Albert Raiders, WHL).


Joey Costanzo (Windsor Spitfires)

Cam Allen (Guelph Storm)
Tristan Bertucci (Flint Firebirds)
Quinton Burns (Kingston Frontenacs)
Andrew Gibson (Soo Greyhounds)

Colby Barlow (Owen Sound Attack)
Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Angus MacDonell (Mississauga Steelheads)
Porter Martone (Mississauga Steelheads)
Alex Pharand (Sudbury Wolves)
Calum Ritchie (Oshawa Generals)

“We are excited to unveil the 22 players who will wear the Maple Leaf at the 2023 IIHF U18 World Championship, as we believe this group brings a lot of talent and experience from the Canadian Hockey League and international competition,” said Alan Millar, Director of Player Personnel for Hockey Canada. “We know this group is excited for the opportunity to compete for a gold medal and will represent Canada with pride in Switzerland.”

Colby Barlow (Owen Sound Attack) scored the overtime winner with eight seconds remaining in Sunday’s 6-5 pre-tournament victory over Finland. Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs) scored a pair of goals while defenceman Quinton Burns (Kingston Frontenacs) also found the back of the net.

Canada opens the 2023 IIHF U18 World Championship against Sweden on April 20 at 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT. It will also take on Germany on April 21, Slovakia on April 23, and Czechia on April 24 to round out the preliminary round before the tournament wraps up with the bronze and gold medal games on April 30. TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will broadcast select tournament games, including all Team Canada games.

Barlow brings his high powered offensive ability to Canada, as well as intelligence and high hockey IQ, as he has proven to be a very effective penalty killer during last summer’s Hlinka Gretzkey Tournament when he scored a pair of shorthanded goals for the Canadian entry.

Since 2002, Canada has won four gold medals at the IIHF U18 World Championship (2003, 2008, 2013, 2021), in addition to one silver (2005) and three bronze (2012, 2014, 2015).

For more information on the 2023 IIHF U18 World Championship, please visit the official tournament website at

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team, please visit, or follow along through social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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