Niagara, ON – Niagara IceDogs defenceman Giancarlo Chanton has been named to the Swiss team for the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship, in Edmonton to begin later this week.
The Swiss team travelled to the Edmonton bubble on December 13th, in time to quarantine. They played an exhibition game on December 22nd against Austria, which they won 3-2.
In his first year of NHL Draft eligibility, Chanton has been loaned to SC Langenthal of the Swiss League to start the 2020-21 season. In 9 games played, he’s collected two points (1G, 1A). He’s also played 6 games with Langnau U20, in which he scored one goal.
Chanton has previously represented Switzerland at the U17 and U18 levels. He was invited to the Swiss U20 selection camp in December 2019.
The full roster can be found here.