Hockey Canada’s ‘Summer Showcase’ continues into the weekend in Calgary with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection 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 29-Aug. 2, 44 players – four goaltenders, 16 defencemen, and 24 forwards – will participate in practices and three Red-White intrasquad games.
Of the 44 players who have been invited to the selection camp, 22 will be selected for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team for the 2016 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, Aug. 8-12 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. Canada has won the summer under-18 tournament 11 times in the last 12 years, including the last eight consecutive years.
The 44 players includes 42 from across the Canadian Hockey League with 21 from the Ontario Hockey League, 12 from the Western Hockey League, and nine from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Ryan Jankowski, director of player personnel for Hockey Canada, was responsible for all player selections, with input from coaches and general managers from across the Canadian Hockey League.
CHL Players Attending Canada’s National Under-18 Selection Camp:
Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Jacob McGrath (Sudbury Wolves)
Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Matt Welsh (Charlottetown Islanders)
Ian Blacker (London Knights)*
Evan Bouchard (London Knights)
Jakob Brahaney (Kingston Frontenacs)
Josh Brook (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Antoine Crete-Belzile (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Hayden Davis (Niagara IceDogs)
Walter Flower (Halifax Mooseheads)
Brayden Gorda (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Jeremy Groleau (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Brady Lyle (North Bay Battalion)
Jacob Paquette (Kingston Frontenacs)
Markus Phillips (Owen Sound Attack)
Elijah Roberts (Kitchener Rangers)
Jonathan Smart (Kelowna Rockets)
Scott Walford (Victoria Royals)
Jaret-Anderson Dolan (Spokane Chiefs)
Jordy Bellerive (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Shawn Boudrias (Charlottetown Islanders)
Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Brett Davis (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Brady Gilmour (Saginaw Spirit)
Cody Glass (Portland Winterhawks)
Austen Keating (Ottawa 67’s)
Jake Leschyshyn (Regina Pats)
Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ryan McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers)
Antoine Morand (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Michael Rasmussen (Tri-City Americans)
Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm)
Matthew Strome (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Jack Studnicka (Oshawa Generals)
Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)
Joel Teasdale (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Joseph Veleno (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Gabriel Vilardi (Windsor Spitfires)
*player is committed to CHL for 2016-17
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