Current Nashville Predators and former Burnaby Express star Kyle Turris and Burnaby Winter Club product Dante Fabbro are going to be pulling on the Maple Leaf to represent Canadda at the upcoming World Hockey championships in Slovakia.
The two NHL players were among three former B.C. Hockey League grads selected to the roster.
The Vancouver Canucks' Troy Stecher was also chosen.
This will be the third world championship appearance for Turris, a New Westminster native. The Predators forward previously played at the tournament in 2013 as well as last year. In 2007 and 2008 he represented Canada at the under-18 world championships, winning gold in 2008.
During his two seasons with the Burnaby Express, Turris tallied 96 goals and 87 assists in 105 regular season games, and was an integral part of Burnaby’s Royal Bank Cup championship in 2006.
Fabbro, like Stecher, will be making his world championship debut. The one-time Penticton Vee defenceman previously represented Canada at a pair of world junior tournaments, capturing gold in 2018 and silver in 2017. He also pulled on the Canadian jersey for the 2016 u18 tournament.
During two season in Penticton, Fabbro accumulated 100 points (18 goals and 82 assists) over 91 regular season games.
The championships begin May 10 when Canada faces Finland.