November 15, 2012 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Swift Current Broncos
Swift Current, SK - Hockey Alberta and BC Hockey announced that Swift Current Broncos defenceman, Brycen Martin, is one of 22 players selected to represent Team Pacific at the 2013 World Junior Under 17 Hockey Challenge, December 29, 2012 to January 4, 2013 in Victoriaville/Drummondville, Quebec.
In 23 games played with the Broncos so far this season, Martin has tallied six assists and 10 penalty minutes. Last season the 6'1", 181 lbs. product of Calgary, AB recorded 17 points (6G,11A) and 65 penalty minutes in 25 games played with the Calgary Buffaloes of the AMHL.
Martin was selected in the 1st round, 2nd overall, by the Swift Current Broncos in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.
Team Pacific is comprised of 11 players from BC and 11 players from Alberta. Hockey Alberta and BC Hockey each identified 34 U17 male athletes (4 G, 12 D, 18 F) from their respective provincial evaluation camps to participate in the joint regional camp in July, 2012. From the regional camp, these players were evaluated during the first part of their club's team season by the Team Pacific evaluators.
The 2013 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge brings together the top players in the world born 1996 or later. The tournament is made up of 10 teams; five (5) from Canada - Quebec, Ontario, Pacific (Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon), Atlantic (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island) and West (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut) and five (5) international teams.