44 OHL prospects touched down in Calgary Saturday afternoon to kick-off Hockey Canada’s National Under-17 Team Development Camp at the Markin McPhail Centre.
In its third summer, the National Teams’ Summer Showcase features camps for Canada’s three international junior teams including the National Under-17 team (Jul. 22-28, Calgary) that will compete in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, BC, the National Under-18 team (Jul. 28-Sept. 2, Calgary) that will compete in next month’s Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava Slovakia as well as the Canadian National Junior Team (Jul. 30-Aug. 5, Plymouth, Mich.) that will compete in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo, NY.
The Canadian National Under-17 Development Camp features 63 forwards (26 OHL), 36 defencemen (13 OHL) and 12 goaltenders (5 OHL) that will participate in practices and games on one of six teams: Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Red and White.
This year, 111 players have been drafted by CHL teams, including 44 from the Ontario Hockey League, 38 from the Western Hockey League and 29 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Following the development camp, players will continue to be evaluated through the early season before 66 are selected to represent Canada on one of three national teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White – at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which is scheduled for Nov. 5-11 in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, BC.
OHL Prospects Attending Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp:
Luke Cavallin (Flint Firebirds)
Ryan Dugas (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mack Guzda (Owen Sound Attack)
Ethan Langevin (Sarnia Sting)
Christian Sbaraglia (Niagara IceDogs)
Nate Allensen (Barrie Colts)
Evan Brand (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mitchell Brewer (Oshawa Generals)
Robert Calisti (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads)
Xavier Henry (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Alexandre Hogue (Sarnia Sting)
Grayson Ladd (Kitchener Rangers)
Duncan Penman (Saginaw Spirit)
Nathan Staios (Windsor Spitfires)
Payton Vescio (North Bay Battalion)
Michael Vukojevic (Kitchener Rangers)
Mark Woolley (Guelph Storm)
Camaryn Baber (Saginaw Spirit)
Tag Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm)
Joe Carroll (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Graeme Clarke (Ottawa 67’s)
Brandon Coe (North Bay Battalion)
Kurtis Evans (North Bay Battalion)
Hayden Fowler (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Alex Johnston (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Ethan Keppen (Flint Firebirds)
Ian Martin (Niagara IceDogs)
Connor McMichael (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Cody Morgan (Kingston Frontenacs)
Blake Murray (Sudbury Wolves)
Navrin Mutter (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nicholas Porco (Saginaw Spirit)
Mason Primeau (Guelph Storm)
Aidan Prueter (Saginaw Spirit)
Jamieson Rees (Sarnia Sting)
Lucas Rowe (London Knights)
Mitchell Russell (Owen Sound Attack)
Emmett Sproule (Erie Otters)
Ryan Suzuki (Barrie Colts)
Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs)
Liam Van Loon (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Keean Washkurak (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nick Wong (Oshawa Generals)
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