(ISN) – KENT, June 25, 2014 -Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced
center Mathew Barzal and defenseman Ethan Bear have been invited to attend Canada’s
Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, August 2 through August 5, at the Markin MacPhail
Centre in Calgary.
The Under-18 team will play in the 2014 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in Piestany,
Slovakia, and Breclav, Czech Republic, from August 11 to August 16. Barzal and Bear
are two of 44 players Hockey Canada has invited to the selection camp.
In his rookie season last year Barzal appeared in 59 games and had 14 goals and
40 assists for 54 points. Barzal was selected by the T-Birds in the first round,
1st overall, in the 2012 Bantam Draft. Barzal is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.
Barzal was part of Team Canada’s U-18 National Team that won Bronze at the 2014
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland, this past April. He had three goals
and one assist for four points in seven games.
In his rookie season with the T-Birds Bear played in 58 games and registered six
goals and 13 assists, for 19 points. Bear was selected by the T-Birds in the second
round, 25th overall, in the 2012 Bantam Draft. Bear is eligible for the 2015 NHL