North Bay Battalion forward Brandon Coe picked up a silver medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this weekend.
After a week of progressive improvement, the Ajax native and his teammates dropped a 6-4 game in a border battle with the United States in the gold-medal game Saturday in Dawson Creek B.C.
Coe, playing for Team Canada Red, picked up an assist in the game to finish the five-game schedule with 1 goal and 3 helpers in five games. He also had 4 penalty minutes.
Coe has 2 goals and 2 assists in 15 games with the Troops in his rookie year.
Last fall Battalion forward Adam McMaster came home with a silver medal from the event as a member of Team Canada Black.
On Saturday, the Americans opened up a five-goal lead less than 22 minutes in before Red began to chip away.
It was a 5-3 game after 40 minutes.
An empty-net goal late in the third period clinched the gold medal for the U.S. before Canada added one more in the final minute.
CHL Players on Team Canada Red:
Luke Cavallin (Flint Firebirds)
Brandon Coe (North Bay Battalion)
Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Peyton Krebs (Kootenay ICE)
Alexis Lafreniere (Rimouski Oceanic)
Xavier Parent (Halifax Mooseheads)
Mitchell Russell (Owen Sound Attack)
Xavier Simoneau (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Ryan Suzuki (Barrie Colts)
Keean Washkurak (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nick Wong (Oshawa Generals)
Justin Barron (Halifax Mooseheads)
Evan Brand (Kingston Frontenacs)
Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants)
Colton Kammerer (Sarnia Sting)
Christopher Merisier-Ortiz (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Rhett Rhinehart (Prince Albert Raiders)
Jackson van de Leest (Calgary Hitmen)
Head Coach: Gilles Bouchard (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Assistant Coach: B.J. Adams (Erie Otters)
Goaltending Coach: Zac Bierk (Oshawa Generals)
Director of Operations: Steve Hildebrand (Saskatoon Blades)