Aldergrove’s Theodore makes the cut for Canada

Defenceman Shea Theodore suiting up for Canada at world junior hockey championships

It is a tournament that hundreds of thousands of Canadians tune in to watch every holiday season. And this year, it will feature a local connection as Aldergrove’s Shea Theodore has made the final roster for Canada’s entry to the 2015 world junior hockey championship.

The tournament begins Dec. 26 and runs until Jan. 5 in Toronto and Montreal.

Theodore was one of seven defencemen named to the final roster. Ten had been invited to the team’s training camp.

This is his first time playing for Canada’s world junior team, but he has represented his country before at the world U18 championships.

Theodore, who played his minor hockey with the Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association, was a first round draft pick (26th overall) of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2013 NHL Draft.

The 19-year-old plays in the Western Hockey League with the Seattle Thunderbirds.

In 10 games with Seattle this season, he has two goals and six assist.

Theodore had hurt his elbow in training camp with the Ducks and he played five games with Anaheim’s AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, registering three goals and two assists before joining Seattle.

Last season, he was the Thunderbirds’ top scorer with 22 goals and 79 points in 70 games.

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