Hockey Canada announced the 32 players that will participate in Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp taking place in St. Catharines, Ontario, December 12-15, 2017. This list includes three (3) players from BC.
Those BC Hockey players named to rosters are:
|Name||Hometown||Position||2017-2018 Club Team||NHL Draft|
|Dennis Cholowski||Langley||Defence||Prince George Cougars (WHL)||DET ’16 (1,20)|
|Dante Fabbro||Coquitlam||Defence||Boston University (HE)||NSH ’16 (1, 17)|
|Cal Foote||Kelowna||Defence||Kelowna Rockets (WHL)||TB ’17 (1, 14)|
Chowlowski played for Langley Minor Hockey Association (MHA) and Yale Hockey Academy Elite 15’s before joining the British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) Chilliwack Chiefs. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round, 20th overall in the 2016 National Hockey League Draft. He is currently in his first season with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Prince George Cougars.
Fabbro played his minor hockey with the Burnaby Winter Club before joining the Major Midget League’s (MML) Vancouver North West Giants amassing 61 points in 38 games. He then joined the BCHL’s Penticton Vees for two (2) seasons. He was drafted by the Nashville Predators 17th overall in 2016 and he currently plays at Boston University in the NCAA. He was a member of Canada’s National Junior Team at last year’s event in Montreal, capturing a silver medal.
Foote was born in Colorado when his father Adam was playing for the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. He now calls Kelowna home while playing for the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets. He was selected 14th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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“Hockey at all levels across the country continues to produce talented and elite-level hockey players that makes our evaluation and selection process a difficult one,” said Shawn Bullock, Hockey Canada’s Senior Manager of Hockey Operations and Men’s National Teams. “With a talent pool as deep as we have in this country, we believe the 22 players eventually selected from camp will give us the best chance at bringing home a gold medal. We couldn’t be more excited for our staff and players to get together in St. Catharines and begin the journey.”
Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp will be held at the Meridian Centre, and feature a trio of games – two (2) against a U SPORTS team on December 13 and 14, and a game against Denmark on December 15, 2017.
Following the four-day camp, Canada will pare down its roster to the final group of 22 players that will wear the Canadian jersey in Buffalo, December 26, 2017 – January 5, 2018.