The final component of Hockey Canada’s ‘Summer Showcase’ begins today with World Junior hopefuls gathering in Toronto for Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.
In its second summer, the National Teams’ Summer Showcase will bring together Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp (44 players) and Canada’s national under-17 development camp (111 players) in Calgary, at the Markin MacPhail Centre from July 26-Aug. 2. Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp (41 players) will be hosted in Toronto July 30-Aug. 2, and will feature a four-game series against the Finland, Sweden and the United States from Aug. 3-6 in Plymouth, Mich.
From July 30-Aug. 6, 41 players – four goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 23 forwards – will participate in practices from July 30-Aug. 2 in Toronto before playing in a series against Finland, Sweden, and the United States at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.
Ryan Jankowski, director of player personnel for Hockey Canada, was responsible for all player selection, with input from coaches and general managers from across the Canadian Hockey League.
Jankowski will continue to monitor these players and other potential candidates during the first few months of the 2016-17 season and at the CHL Canada/Russia Series to determine who will be invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December. In total, 22 players will be selected to represent Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship when it returns to Canadian ice Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017 in Montreal and Toronto.
The camp roster includes 39 players from across the Canadian Hockey League including 15 from the Western Hockey League, 13 from the Ontario Hockey League, and 11 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The roster includes nine returning members of Canada’s 2016 National Junior Team that placed sixth in Finland including defenceman Thomas Chabot of the Saint John Sea Dogs, and forwards Mathew Barzal of the Seattle Thunderbirds, Anthony Beauvillier of the Shawinigan Cataractes, Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs, Julien Gauthier of the Val-d’Or Foreurs, Travis Konecny of the Sarnia Sting, Mitch Marner of the London Knights, Mitchell Stephens of the Saginaw Spirit and Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters.
39 CHL Players at Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp:
Evan Cormier (Saginaw Spirit)
Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Connor Ingram (Kamloops Blazers)
Zach Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jake Bean (Calgary Hitmen)
Guillaume Brisebois (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting)
Cal Foote (Kelowna Rockets)
Samuel Girard (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Connor Hobbs (Regina Pats)
Noah Juulsen (Everett Silvertips)
Jeremy Lauzon (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Philippe Myers (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Jeremy Roy (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Matthew Spencer (Peterborough Petes)
Mitchell Vande Sompel (Oshawa Generals)
Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Anthony Cirelli (Oshawa Generals)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Dillon Dube (Kelowna Rockets)
Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Julien Gauthier (Val-d’Or Foreurs)
Brett Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Mathieu Joseph (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Graham Knott (Niagara IceDogs)
Keegan Kolesar (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Travis Konecny (Sarnia Sting)
Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nick Merkley (Kelowna Rockets)
Nolan Patrick (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Nicolas Roy (Chicoutimi Saguenéens)
Zach Senyshyn (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Deven Sideroff (Kamloops Blazers)
Tyler Soy (Victoria Royals)
Mitchell Stephens (Saginaw Spirit)
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
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