Oshawa, Ont. – The Oshawa Generals are excited to announce second-year forward Brett Harrison has been selected to represent Canada in Frisco, Texas later this month at the IIHF World U-18 tournament.
At only 17 years old, Harrison has consistently produced at the junior level. In his rookie season with the Oshawa Generals, he appeared in 58 games, scoring 21 goals and adding 16 assists for 37 points. Harrison finished 7th in rookie scoring last season.
Like many others, Harrison needed to find alternatives to a postponed OHL season. This landed him in Koovee, Finland, where he played seven games with the Koovee U-20 team of the junior SM-sarja league. He scored four goals and five assists in those seven games, earning him a call-up to the Koovee major league team, before flying back to Canada.
Harrison is no stranger to international play either, representing Canada at the 2019 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, playing for Team Canada White. He scored two goals in his six games at the tournament.
The tournament represents yet another opportunity for Harrison to continue his development as one of the best young forwards in the OHL.
“Brett’s first season in the OHL was a glimpse of what Gens fans have to look forward to,” says General Manager Roger Hunt. “However, for Brett to be recognized on the world stage is a credit to his work ethic and skill combination. He works very hard on and off the ice and this will be on display as he suits up for Team Canada. After the interruption of this season, Brett spent some time in Europe to continue to improve his craft and he did exactly that. He is a combination of a true scorer who works as hard in his own end as the offensive zone. He is a coach’s dream. We can’t wait to cheer Brett on to gold.”
His first game is on Wednesday, April 29th at 9 p.m. ET, when Canada takes on Latvia in their tournament opener. The complete schedule can be found here.