Following the news, that Jade Iginla, the daughter of Calgary Flames alumnus and Hockey Hall of Fame legend Jarome Iginla, was slated to represent Canada at the U18 world championship, but would later ultimately miss the tournament due to an upper-body injury, her brother has also made hockey news.
The WHL announced that Tij Iginla, was selected in the first round, ninth overall, in their 2021 WHL Prospects Draft by the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Tij who plays forward has had 10 points, including six goals and five assists in 11 games with Rink Hockey Academy this season. He also had three points, including two goals and one assist in five games representing Team British Columbia at the WHL Cup.
Calgary-born Ryder Ritchie, along with Iginla was also selected for the U17 Development Camp.
The camp is in preparation for the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge taking place in Langley and Delta, BC.
Tij will be wearing the number 17 with the Seattle Thunderbirds.
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