Elmvale's CHRIS BIGRAS will represent Canada at the 2013-2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Junior World Championship. The former Coyote will be a member of the defensive core that also includes Barrie Colts Captain Aaron Ekblad.
Our Bantam Euro Tour Team will now not only represent Elmvale by attending the World Junior Championship games, but will cheer on their very own Coyote representative.
Chris will feel more at home in Malmo, Sweden when he can look into the crowd and see our Bantam Boys wearing their Canada gear and holding their GO BIGRAS GO banner! Take some time over the holidays to watch TSN and look for #3 Chris Bigras and also some avid fans in the stands!
Name: Chris Bigras
Position: Left Defence
Birthdate: February 22, 1995
Hometown: Elmvale, ON.
HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND
Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Under-18 Team at the 2013 IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championship in Sochi, Russia … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia … Won a bronze medal with Ontario at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor, Ont.
Owen Sound’s second-round selection, 41st overall, in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection …
2013-14: In his third OHL season … An alternate captain with Owen Sound … Played for Team OHL in the CHL Subway Super Series vs. Russia in November …
2012-13: Second among Owen Sound defencemen in scoring … Sixth in Owen Sound scoring … Second in Owen Sound plus/minus … Played in the CHL Top Prospects Game …
2011-12: Fourth among Owen Sound rookies in scoring … Named the team’s Rookie of the Year as well as its Scholastic Player of the Year … Second among Owen Sound players in playoff scoring … Named Midwest Division Academic Player of the Month in October 2011 …
Minor Hockey: Lists Dalton McDole as his favourite minor hockey coach … Was captain of Barrie (Bantam AAA and Midget AAA) in 2009-10 and 2010-11
Son of Al and Heidi … Has one sister, Amy … Favourite NHL team: Montreal Canadiens … Favourite player: Nicklas Lidstrom … Bilingual … Runs his family golf tournament … An honour roll student in high school … Plays the guitar