66 WHL Players Invited To Summer Showcase

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66 WHL Players Among Hockey Canada National Teams’ Summer Showcase Invitees

CALGARY, Alta. – The top 196 players in Canada have been invited to attend the men’s 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.
 
WHL Invitees

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 forOct. 30 – Nov. 5 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
 
WHL Invitees

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

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