Hockey Canada’s ‘Summer Showcase’ officially opened on Tuesday with many future stars of the Canadian Hockey League arriving in Calgary.
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 Finland, Sweden and the United States from Aug. 3-6 in Plymouth, Mich.
The first component of the ‘Summer Showcase’ features the Canadian National Under-17 Development Camp. From July 26-Aug. 1, 111 players – 12 goaltenders, 36 defenceman and 63 forwards – will participate in practices and games on one of six teams: Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Red, and White.
This year, 110 players have been drafted or listed by CHL teams, including 45 from the Ontario Hockey League, 38 from the Western Hockey League and 27 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 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which is scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 5 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Ryan Jankowski, director of player personnel for Hockey Canada, was responsible for all player selection, with assistance from regional scouts Carl Bouchard (Quebec), Barclay Branch (Ontario), Wade Klippenstein (West), Kevin Mitchell (Atlantic) and Darrell Woodley (Ontario) for the under-17 roster.
OHL Prospects Attending Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp:
Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)
Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)
Cameron Lamour (Saginaw Spirit)
Nathan Torchia (Oshawa Generals)
Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s)
Dennis Busby (Flint Firebirds)
Declan Chisholm (Peterborough Petes)
Connor Corcoran (Windsor Spitfires)
Will Ennis (Oshawa Generals)
Owen Lalonde (Sudbury Wolves)
Ethan Lavallee (Sarnia Sting)
Justin MacPherson (Niagara IceDogs)
Ryan Merkley (Guelph Storm)
Merrick Rippon (Kitchener Rangers)
Carter Robertson (Ottawa 67’s)
Peter Stratis (Ottawa 67’s)
Tyler Tucker (Barrie Colts)
Giovanni Vallati (Kitchener Rangers)
Danil Antropov (Oshawa Generals)
Dawson Baker (Sudbury Wolves)
Riley Damiani (Kitchener Rangers)
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Chad Denault (Peterborough Petes)
Jackson Doherty (Owen Sound Attack)
Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack)
Nathan Dunkley (Kingston Frontenacs)
Rhys Forhan (North Bay Battalion)
Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Owen Gilhula (Sudbury Wolves)
Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
Maxime Grondin (Saginaw Spirit)
Eric Guest (Kitchener Rangers)
Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Cameron Hillis (Guelph Storm)
Hunter Holmes (Flint Firebirds)
Jack McBain (Barrie Colts)
Adam McMaster (North Bay Battalion)
Allan McShane (Erie Otters)
Billy Moskal (London Knights)
Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals)
Connor Roberts (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Samuel Stevens (Sarnia Sting)
Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)
Thomas Tinmouth (Ottawa 67’s)
Jack Wismer (Flint Firebirds)
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