GUELPH, ON. – Hockey Canada has invited 112 players including 46 OHL prospects to Calgary to participate in Canada’s national under-17 development camp, taking place July 19-26 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park. Storm prospects Danny Zhilkin and Jacob Maillet are among the 46 to participate.
Zhilkin, a 6’1”, 185 lb forward originally from Moscow, Russia, was the Storm’s first round pick (14th overall) in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. After his family relocated to Canada when he was six years old, Zhilkin spent the 2018-19 season with the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA program, posting 53 points (29 goals, 24 assists) in 63 games. At the season-ending OHL Cup tournament, Zhilkin tallied two assists in four games.
In February, Zhilkin suited up for Team Ontario at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. Recording four points in six games (2G, 2A), the 15 year old helped his team take home a silver medal falling to Team Quebec in Overtime.
Maillet, a 6’0”, 170 lb forward from Dundas was the Storm’s second round pick (39th overall) in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. Maillet spent the 2018-19 season with the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Minor Midget AAA program, posting 37 points (14 goals, 23 assists) in 32 games. The 16 year old added seven points (2G, 5A) in eight games in the post season.
Both players signed with the Storm in April.
During the week-long camp, the players – 12 goaltenders, 36 defencemen and 64 forwards – will be split into six teams for on- and off-ice training, fitness testing, intrasquad games and classroom studies.
Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), head scout for the Program of Excellence, and POE management group representative Martin Mondou (Grand-Mére, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL) built the roster with assistance from regional scouts Carl Bouchard (Quebec), Rob Simpson (Ontario), Jason Smart (West), Darren Sutherland (Atlantic), Shaun Sutter (West) and Darrell Woodley (Ontario).
“The national under-17 development camp is the first step these athletes take in their Team Canada career,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams. “Ultimately, these players will learn what it takes to wear the Maple Leaf in international competition. We are here to support their development by providing the on- and off-ice experiences they need to achieve the dream of representing their country.”
Following camp, players will be monitored through the early weeks of the 2019-20 season before 66 are named to one of three Canadian teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White – competing at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scheduled for Nov. 2-9 in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask.
For the second year in a row, all 112 players have been drafted by Canadian Hockey League teams, including 46 from the Ontario Hockey League, 41 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and 25 from the Western Hockey League.
Media accreditation for the Team Canada Summer Showcase, which includes Canada’s national under-17 development camp, can be requested online. The full camp schedule is available on HockeyCanada.ca.
46 OHL PROSPECTS INVITED TO CANADA’S NATIONAL UNDER-17 DEVELOPMENT CAMP:
Matteo Drobac (Hamilton Bulldogs/Halton Hurricanes Minor Midget)
Carter Garvie (Saginaw Spirit/Grey-Bruce Highlanders Minor Midget)
Ben Gaudreau (Sarnia Sting/North Bay Trappers Midget)
Patrick Leaver (Oshawa Generals/Smiths Falls Bears Midget)
Josh Rosenzweig (Niagara IceDogs/Toronto Red Wings Minor Midget)
Paul Christopoulos (North Bay Battalion/Don Mills Flyers Minor Midget)
Brandt Clarke (Barrie Colts/Don Mills Flyers Minor Midget)
Ethan Del Mastro (Mississauga Steelheads/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Isaac Enright (Niagara IceDogs/Pembroke Lumber Kings Midget)
Connor Federkow (London Knights/Niagara North Stars Minor Midget)
Ranvir Gill (Ottawa 67’s/Ottawa Jr. Senators Midget)
Braden Haché (Kingston Frontenacs/York-Simcoe Express Minor Midget)
Ty Hollett (North Bay Battalion/Navan Grads Midget)
Jacob Holmes (Soo Greyhounds/York-Simcoe Express Minor Midget)
Logan Mailloux (London Knights/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Jack Matier (Ottawa 67’s/Soo Thunderbirds Minor Midget)
Connor Punnett (Saginaw Spirit/North Central Predators Minor Midget)
Liam Arnsby (North Bay Battalion/Don Mills Flyers Minor Midget)
J.R. Avon (Peterborough Petes/Peterborough Petes Minor Midget)
Jack Beck (Ottawa 67’s/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Josh Bloom (Saginaw Spirit/Toronto Nationals Minor Midget)
Ethan Burroughs (Owen Sound Attack/Halton Hurricanes Minor Midget)
Ryan Del Monte (Barrie Colts/Toronto Nationals Minor Midget)
Deni Goure (Owen Sound Attack/Chatham-Kent Cyclones Minor Midget)
Brett Harrison (Oshawa Generals/London Jr. Knights Minor Midget)
Thomas Johnston (Ottawa 67’s/Whitby Wildcats Minor Midget)
Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Braeden Kressler (Flint Firebirds/Mississauga Senators Minor Midget)
Ethan Larmand (Sudbury Wolves/North Central Predators Minor Midget)
Kaleb Lawrence (Owen Sound Attack/Ontario Hockey Academy)
Connor Lockhart (Erie Otters/Kanata Lasers Midget)
Jacob Maillet (Guelph Storm/Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Minor Midget)
Landon McCallum (Sudbury Wolves/Brantford 99ers Minor Midget)
Max McCue (London Knights/Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves)
Mason McTavish (Peterborough Petes/Pembroke Lumber Kings Midget)
Daniel Michaud (Oshawa Generals/Quinte Red Devils Minor Midget)
Justin O’Donnell (Sarnia Sting/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds/Don Mills Flyers Minor Midget)
Francesco Pinelli (Kitchener Rangers/Toronto Red Wings Minor Midget)
Stuart Rolofs (London Knights/Kanata Lasers Minor Midget)
Lawson Sherk (Hamilton Bulldogs/Halton Hurricanes Minor Midget)
Brendan Sirizzotti (Ottawa 67’s/Whitby Wildcats Minor Midget)
Chase Stillman (Sudbury Wolves/Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves)
Ryan Winterton (Hamilton Bulldogs/Whitby Wildcats Minor Midget)
Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs/Don Mills Flyers Minor Midget)
Danny Zhilkin (Guelph Storm/Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget)
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