June 24,2014(ISN) – Portland – Portland Winterhawks forward Nic Petan has been invited to Canada’s National Junior
Team summer development camp, set for Aug. 3-8 in Brossard, Montreal and Sherbrooke,
Canada’s roster, comprised of four goaltenders, 12 defensemen and 25 forwards, was
selected by Ryan Jankowski, head scout of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada,
along with Hockey Canada vice-president of hockey operations and national teams
Scott Salmond and the Program of Excellence management group, including Sean Burke
and Bruce Hamilton.
Petan represented Canada at last year’s World Junior Championship, where he had four
goals and an assist for five points in seven games.
“Nic had an outstanding World Junior Tournament last year for Canada, an experience
that will be invaluable as he looks to make the team again,” said Portland
Winterhawks General Manager & Head Coach Mike Johnston.
Jankowski will continue to monitor these players and other potential candidates
during the first few months of the 2014-15 season and at the CHL Subway Super 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 2015 IIHF
World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2014 in Montreal, Que. and
Canada’s National Junior Team development camp attendees will gather in Brossard at
the Montreal Canadiens’ practice facility for practices on Aug. 3 and 4 before
playing the national junior teams of the Czech Republic and Russia.