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66 WHL Players to Suit Up in Hockey Canada Selection Camps

The WHL will be well represented as 66 players have earned invitations to attend selection camps as part of the National Teams’ Summer Showcase from July 26-Aug. 6.

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 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.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the talent we have across the country, and for our coaches and scouts to evaluate the players in our programs,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of hockey operations and national teams. “These camps are key in selecting our international teams for the 2016-17 season, and we are looking forward to hosting 196 players as they work towards their ultimate goal of wearing the maple leaf.”

Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp

From July 29-Aug. 2, 44 players – four goaltenders, 16 defencemen, and 24 forwards – will participate in practices and three Red-White intrasquad games.

Of the 44 players who have been invited to the 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. Canada has won the summer under-18 tournament 11 times in the last 12 years, including the last eight consecutive years.

Name S/C Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown WHL Team
Goaltenders            
Ian Scott L 6’3” 166 1/11/1999 Calgary, Alta. Prince Albert
Defense            
Josh Brook R 6’1” 177 6/17/1999 Roblin, Man. Moose Jaw
Brayden Gorda L 6’2” 189 4/15/1999 Edmonton, Alta. Edmonton
Jonathan Smart R 5’11” 170 6/1/1999 Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna
Scott Walford L 6’1” 188 1/12/1999 Coquitlam, B.C. Victoria
Forwards            
Jaret Anderson-Dolan L 5’10” 180 9/12/1999 Calgary, Alta. Spokane
Jordy Bellerive L 5’10” 190 5/2/1999 North Vancouver, B.C. Lethbridge
Brett Davis L 6’0” 174 6/1/1999 Oakbank, Man. Lethbridge
Cody Glass R 6’1” 165 4/1/1999 Winnipeg, Man. Portland
Jake Leschyshyn L 5’11” 176 3/10/1999 Grasswood, Sask. Regina
Stelio Mattheos R 6’1” 194 6/14/1999 Winnipeg, Man. Brandon
Michael Rasmussen L 6’5” 200 4/17/1999 Surrey, B.C. Tri-City


Canada’s 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.

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.

This year, 110 players have been drafted or listed by CHL teams, including 42 from the Ontario Hockey League, 40 from the Western Hockey League and 28 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Name S/C Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown WHL Bantam Draft
Goaltenders
Duncan McGovern L 6’1” 202 6/7/2000 Winnipeg, Man. MH 2015 (5, 91)
Carl Stankowski L 5’7” 170 3/9/2000 Calgary, Alta. SEA 2015 (2, 37)
Matthew Thiessen L 6’0” 162 6/9/2000 Altona, Man. TC (List)
Defense
Calen Addison R 5’9” 160 4/11/2000 Brandon, Man. LET 2015 (1, 2)
Seth Bafaro R 5’10” 160 5/16/2000 Kamloops, B.C. TC 2015 (3, 49)
Dawson Barteaux L 6’0” 160 1/12/2000 Foxwarren, Man. REG 2015 (1, 14)
Kaleb Bulych R 6’1” 161 1/25/2000 Yorkton, Sask. VAN 2015 (2, 27)
Ethan Cap L 6’2” 195 4/17/2000 North Vancouver, B.C. EDM 2015 (1, 11)
Sean Comrie R 5’11” 160 1/30/2000 Edmonton, Alta. BDN 2015 (2, 44)
Gianni Fairbrother L 5’10” 190 9/30/2000 North Vancouver, B.C. EVT 2015 (4, 80)
Jacob Herauf L 5’10” 169 5/16/2000 Sherwood Park, Alta. RD 2015 (1, 16)
Matthew Leduc L 6’4” 194 1/10/2000 Richmond, B.C. SPO 2015 (2, 31)
Jayden Platz R 6’2” 183 5/6/2000 St. Albert, Alta. EDM 2015 (2, 33)
Ty Smith L 5’10” 160 3/24/2000 Lloydminster, Alta. SPO 2015 (1, 1)
Jonathan Tychonick L 5’10” 160 3/3/2000 Calgary, Alta/ SAS 2015 (1, 12)
Jett Woo R 5’11” 190 7/27/2000 Winnipeg, Man. MJ 2015 (1, 4)
Luka Zazula L 5’8” 150 5/18/2000 Langley, B.C. KAM 2015 (4, 82)
Forwards
Rylan Bettens R 5’11” 150 2/16/2000 Winnipeg, Man. BDN 2015 (3, 51)
Paycen Bjorklund R 5’9” 159 12/11/2000 Grande Prairie, Alta. TC 2015 (2, 25)
Luka Burzan L 6’0” 170 1/7/2000 Surrey, B.C. MJ 2015 (1, 6)
Elijah Brown L 5’7” 145 1/5/2000 Edmonton, Alta. SEA 2015 (1, 15)
Ryan Chyzowski L 6’0” 175 5/14/2000 Kamloops, B.C. MH 2015 (1, 18)
Caiden Daley R 5’11” 147 2/5/2000 Winnipeg, Man. BDN 2015 (1, 22)
Eric Florchuk L 5’10” 140 1/10/2000 Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. VIC 2015 (1, 13)
Carson Focht L 6’0” 152 2/4/2000 Regina, Sask. TC 2015 (1, 7)
Cole Fonstad R 5’9” 145 4/24/2000 Estevan, Sask. PA 2015 (1, 5)
Nolan Foote L 6’0” 155 11/29/2000 Kelowna, B.C. KEL 2015 (2, 43)
Brett Kemp R 5’9” 140 3/23/2000 Yorkton, Sask. EVT 2015 (1, 41)
Jackson Leppard L 6’1” 180 1/18/2000 North Vancouver, B.C. PG 2015 (1, 8)
Carson Miller R 5’9” 150 2/10/2000 Yorkton, Sask. PA 2015 (1, 21)
Koby Morrisseau L 6’1” 168 10/18/2000 Grandview, Man. SPO 2015 (1, 9)
Tristen Nielsen L 5’8” 167 2/23/2000 Fort St. John, B.C. CGY 2015 (1, 20)
Kaid Oliver L 5’10” 165 1/24/2000 White Rock, B.C. VIC 2015 (3, 57)
Tyler Popowich L 6’4” 190 4/29/2000 Surrey, B.C. VAN 2015 (1, 3)
Jackson Shepard L 5’8” 155 2/28/2000 North Vancouver, B.C. KAM 2015 (2, 23)
Riley Stotts L 5’11” 155 1/5/2000 Winnipeg, Man. SC 2015 (1, 10)
Josh Tarzwell L 5’11” 182 2/8/2000 Red Deer, Alta. LET 2015 (2, 24)
Chase Wouters R 5’10” 160 2/8/2000 Lloydminster, Alta. SAS 2015 (1, 19)
Eli Zummack R 5’9” 160 3/22/2000 Kelowna, B.C. RD 2015 (2, 36)

 

Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp
From July 30-Aug. 6, 41 players – four goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 23 forwards – will participate in practices on July 30-Aug. 2 in Toronto before playing in a series against the Finland, Sweden, and the United States at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.

Jankowski will continue to monitor these players and other potential candidates during the first few months of the 2016-17 season and at the CHL Canada Russia Series to determine who will be invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December. In total, 22 players will be selected to represent Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship when it returns to Canadian ice Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017 in Toronto and Montreal.

Name S/C Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown WHL Team NHL Draft
Goaltenders              
Carter Hart L 6’1” 170 8/13/1998 Sherwood Park, Alta. Everett 2016 Draft
Connor Ingram L 6’1” 195 3/31/1997 Imperial, Sask. Kamloops 2016 Draft
Zach Sawchenko L 6’1” 179 12/30/1997 Calgary, Alta. Moose Jaw 2016 Draft
Defense              
Jake Bean L 6’1” 170 6/9/1998 Calgary, Alta. Calgary 2016 Draft
Cal Foote R 6’4” 198 12/13/1998 Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna 2017 Draft
Connor Hobbs R 6’1” 196 1/4/1997 Saskatoon, Sask. Regina WSH 2015 (5, 143)
Noah Juulsen R 6’2” 185 4/2/1997 Abbotsford, B.C. Everett MTL 2015 (1, 26)
Forwards              
Mathew Barzal R 6’0” 187 5/26/1997 Coquitlam, B.C. Seattle NYI 2015 (1, 16)
Dillon Dubé L 5’10” 180 7/20/1998 Cochrane, Alta. Kelowna 2016 Draft
Brett Howden L 6’3” 190 3/29/1998 Oakbank, Man. Moose Jaw 2016 Draft
Keegan Kolesar R 6’2” 220 4/8/1997 Winnipeg, Man. Seattle CBJ 2015 (3, 69)
Nick Merkley R 5’10” 185 5/23/1997 Calgary, Alta. Kelowna ARI 2015 (1, 30)
Nolan Patrick R 6’3” 195 9/19/1998 Winnipeg, Man. Brandon 2017 Draft
Deven Sideroff R 5’11” 178 4/14/1997 Summerland, B.C. Kamloops ANA 2015 (3, 84)
Tyler Soy L 5’11” 172 2/10/1997 Cloverdale, B.C. Victoria 2016 Draft

 

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