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HOCKEY CANADA INVITES 197 PLAYERS TO MEN’S CAMPS AT SUMMER SHOWCASE
Submitted By Hockey Canada on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Canada’s top hockey talent aged 16-19 on display in Calgary and Plymouth

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada will assemble the nation’s best men’s, women’s, and sledge team prospects for its annual National Teams’ Summer Showcase, a series of development and selection camps that kick off the 2017-18 season.

The first wave of invites have been issued to 197 men’s team hopefuls. Beginning on July 22, 111 players will assemble in Calgary for the national under-17 development camp. As they wind down their on- and off-ice sessions, a group of 44 players – four goaltenders, 16 defencemen, and 24 forwards – will arrive and vie for a spot on Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team during a five-day selection camp. Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team will leave Calgary on Aug. 2 following the final roster decisions to compete at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

Under-17 Development Camp

Name

S

Ht.

Wt.

Born

Hometown

2016-17 Team

CHL Draft

Defence

Nate Allensen

L

5’10”

172

05/03/01

Waterloo

Waterloo

BAR 2017 (2, 32)

Grayson Ladd

R

5’10”

146

03/01/01

Kent Bridge

Chatham-Kent

KIT 2017 (1, 13)

Mark Woolley

L

6’2”

192

11/26/01

St. Thomas

Elgin Middlesex

GUE 2017 (3, 54)

Forwards

Brett Budgell

L

5’8”

146

06/01/01

St. John’s, N.L.

London

CHA 2017 (2, 25)

Navrin Mutter

L

6’1”

170

03/15/01

Lucan

Elgin Middlesex

HAM 2017 (5, 83)

Aidan Prueter

L

5’9”

165

12/21/01

London

London

SAG 2017 (2, 24)

Ryan Suzuki

L

6’0”

161

05/28/01

London

London

BAR 2017 (1, 1)

Liam Van Loon

L

5’11”

165

08/17/01

London

London

FLI 2017 (3, 50)

Keean Washkurak

L

5’11”

159

08/16/01

Waterloo

Waterloo

MIS 2017 (2, 30)


Guest Coach

Kyle Makaric

LaSalle

Windsor



Under-18 Selection Camp Roster

Name

S/C

Ht.

Wt.

Born

Hometown

Club Team

NHL Draft

Defence

Owen Lalonde

R

6’1”

173

02/01/00

Windsor

Sudbury (OHL)

2018 Draft



Meanwhile, 42 prospects looking to earn an invitation to selection camp in December will make their way to Plymouth, Mich., for Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp. Among the invitees are four goaltenders, 13 defencemen, and 25 forwards.

Development Camp Roster

Name

S/C

Ht

W

Born

Hometown

Club Team

NHL Draft

Goaltenders

Michael DiPietro

L

6’0”

193

06/09/99

Amherstburg

Windsor (OHL)

2017 Draft

Defence

Nic Hague

L

6’5”

216

12/05/98

Kitchener

Mississauga (OHL)

2017 Draft

Logan Stanley

L

6’7”

231

05/26/98

Waterloo

Windsor (OHL)

WPG 2016 (1, 18)

Forwards

Boris Katchouk

L

6’3”

190

06/18/98

Waterloo

Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

TBL 2016 (2, 44)

Nick Suzuki

R

5’11”

183

08/10/99

London

Owen Sound (OHL)

2017 Draft

Ryan Jankowski, director of player personnel for Hockey Canada, was responsible for all player selections, with assistance from regional scouts Carl Bouchard (Quebec), Barclay Branch (Ontario), Barclay Parneta (West), Kevin Mitchell (Atlantic), and Darrell Woodley (Ontario), Canadian Hockey League general managers and branch representatives for the under-17 roster, and with input from coaches and general managers from across the CHL for the under-18 and under-20 rosters.

“For about three-and-a-half weeks in July and August, we get to see all of the players in our program concentrated in two locations, which gives our management team, coaches, and staff a chance to develop, first and foremost, what we feel is our top talent in Canada, and evaluate those players as we look to put together winning teams throughout the upcoming season,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of hockey operations and national teams. “It’s a great opportunity for these players who are working towards earning a chance to wear the Team Canada jersey, and I want to thank Ryan [Jankowski] and his team for the diligence they’ve put into helping us identify this group of players.”

The schedules for each camp will be revealed in a few weeks; all on-ice activities in Calgary at the under-17 and under-18 camps will be held at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park, and will be free and open to the public.

Jankowski and his group will continue the evaluation process when the players return to their home clubs, with an eye to fielding the best in Canadian talent at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C., the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., in December, and the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia, next spring.

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow along via social media on FacebookTwitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Men

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