Rockets’ Kaedan Korczak notched one assist in the four-game preliminary rounds at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Champioship in Sweden. Photo” by Marissa Baecker/Kelowna Rockets Images

Kelowna’s Korczak, Canada en route to U18 quarter-finals

Kaedan Korczak and Team Canada play Latvia Thursday

Kelowna Rockets’ Kaedan Korczak has helped pave Team Canada’s way to the 2019 IIHF World Championships quarter-finals.

The defenceman has notched one assist in the four preliminary games, as Canada has gone undefeated heading into the knockout stage with a match against Latvia April 25.

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The Canadians have outscored their opponents 26 to 8 in the first round, with wins over Finland, Switzerland, Belarus and the Czech Republic.

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Korczak has been rotating with Team Canada’s top defence pair, playing along side Thomas Harley from the Mississauga Steelheads.

Team Canada takes on Latvia 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

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