Four Sudbury Wolves prospects were included on the list of players invited to participate in Hockey Canada’s National Teams’ Summer Showcase which will take place July 26th – August 6th.
Goaltending prospect JAKE MCGRATH is one of four goaltenders selected to participate in the U-18 Team selection camp and will participate in practices and three Red-White intrasquad games. Of the 44 players who have been invited to the U18 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.
16 year old prospects OWEN LALONDE, OWEN GILHULA and DAWSON BAKER are 3 of 111 players invited to the U17 development camp. They will participate in practices and games on one of six teams: Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Red, and White. 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.
In its second summer, the National Teams’ Summer Showcase brings together Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp and Canada’s national under-17 development camp in Calgary, at the Markin MacPhail Centre from July 26-Aug. 2. Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp will be hosted in Toronto July 30-Aug 2, and will feature a four-game series against the U.S., Sweden, and Finland from Aug. 3-6 in Plymouth, Mich.
Ryan Jankowski, director of player personnel for Hockey Canada, was responsible for all player selections, 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 along with branch representatives, and with input from coaches and general managers from across the Canadian Hockey League for the under-18 and under-20 rosters.
U18 Selection Camp Roster: http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/Team-Canada/Men/Under-18/2016-17/Selection-Camp/Roster