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Burroughs up for Challenge

Kyle Burroughs has been selected to play for Team Pacific at the upcoming U17 World Hockey Challenge.

The tournament will be held Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 in Windsor, Ont.

The 5-11, 175-pound defenceman was among the 22 players named to the team.

The squad is made up of players from B.C. and Alberta.

Burroughs, a Langley Minor Hockey Association product, is currently playing for the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League.

The 16-year-old has one goal and three points in 17 games.

Last season, he played in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League with the Valley West Hawks. He finished second in the league in defencemen scoring with 11 goals and 36 points.

The 10-team tournament features five Canadian teams — Pacific, West, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic — as well as Germany, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Russia and the United States.

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