Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is pleased to recognize the 18 OHL players invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp scheduled to take place from July 28 to August 4 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary, Alta.
Two OHL goaltenders, four defencemen and 10 forwards will attend the eight-day camp that consists of a total of 51 players, taking part in a variety of on and off-ice sessions. The camp will also feature combined practices and intrasquad games with players attending Canada’s National Men’s Under 18 Team Summer Development Camp on August 2-3.
The roster includes three OHL players who won a silver medal at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship (Byfield, Drysdale, Perfetti). Of the 18 invited, 11 were selected in the 2020 NHL Draft while six hope to hear their names called at this coming weekend’s 2021 NHL Draft and one, Shane Wright, is eligible in 2022.
Hockey Canada also announced it will work with an experienced coaching staff to guide Canada’s National Junior Team through the 2021-22 season, culminating with the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., in December and January.
Newly named Ottawa 67’s head coach Dave Cameron will lead Canada’s National Junior Team behind the bench, replacing André Tourigny after he was named head coach of the Arizona Coyotes on July 1. In addition, Michael Dyck (Vancouver Giants) will return as an assistant coach; he will be joined by assistants Louis Robitaille (Gatineau Olympiques) and Dennis Williams (Everett Silvertips), and goaltending consultant Olivier Michaud (Drummondville Voltigeurs).
Cameron was named head coach of the Ottawa 67’s earlier on Wednesday. He spent the last three seasons as head coach of the Vienna Capitals of ICE Hockey League, and previously spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the NHL’s Calgary Flames (2016-18) and five seasons with the Ottawa Senators (2011-16) as head coach and assistant. Cameron was also the head coach and general manager of the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (1997-99) and Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (2000-04, 2009-10), and was an assistant coach with the St. John’s Maple Leafs (1999-2000) and head coach of the Binghamton Senators (2004-07) of the American Hockey League (AHL). Internationally, he has won three medals at the IIHF World Junior Championship, winning silver as head coach in 2011, and gold and silver as an assistant coach in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Cameron also won gold medals as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Men’s Team at the 2016 IIHF World Championship and as head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2004 Junior World Cup.
OHL Players Invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp:
Brett Brochu (London Knights)
Tristan Lennox (Saginaw Spirit)
Brandt Clarke (Barrie Colts)
Ryan O’Rourke (Soo Greyhounds)
Donovan Sebrango (Kitchener Rangers)
Jack Thompson (Sudbury Wolves)**
Luke Evangelista (London Knights)
Tyson Foerster (Barrie Colts)
Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires)
Rory Kerins (Soo Greyhounds)
Mason McTavish (Peterborough Petes)
Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds)
Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)
Ty Tullio (Oshawa Generals)
Zayde Wisdom (Kingston Frontenacs)
Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs)
Invited, but not attending:
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves/Los Angeles Kings)**
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters/Anaheim Ducks)
Management Group – James Boyd (Ottawa 67’s)
Head Coach – Dave Cameron (Ottawa 67’s)
Equipment Manager – Chris Hamilton (Ottawa 67’s)
Security Liaison – Bob Martin (London Knights)
The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship returns to Canadian ice this winter, with Edmonton and Red Deer set to co-host the annual holiday tradition from Dec. 26, 2021 to Jan. 5, 2022. Games will be played at Rogers Place, the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, and at the Peavey Mart Centrium, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels.
For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Twitter.com/HC_WJC.