Bahl, Robertson and Clarke Selected to Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase



CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada will assemble the nation’s best men’s, women’s, and sledge team prospects for its annual National Teams’ Summer Showcase, a series of development and selection camps that kick off the 2017-18 season.

The first wave of invites have been issued to 197 men’s team hopefuls. Beginning on July 22, 111 players will assemble in Calgary for the under-17 development camp. As they wind down their on- and off-ice sessions, a group of 44 players – four goaltenders, 16 defencemen, and 24 forwards – will arrive and vie for a spot on Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team during a five-day selection camp. Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team will leave Calgary on Aug. 2 following the final roster decisions to compete at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

Meanwhile, 42 prospects looking to earn an invitation to December’s National Junior Team selection camp will make their way to Plymouth, Mich., for the Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp. Among the invitees are four goaltenders, 13 defencemen, and 25 forwards.

20 OHL Players at Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp:

Goaltenders (2):
Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)

Defencemen (4):
Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads)
Victor Mete (London Knights)
Conor Timmins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Logan Stanley (Windsor Spitfires)

Forwards (14):
Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes)
Will Bitten (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Jonah Gadjovich (Owen Sound Attack)
Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Adam Mascherin (Kitchener Rangers)
Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Cliff Pu (London Knights)
Taylor Raddysh (Erie Otters)
Givani Smith (Guelph Storm)
Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack)
Robert Thomas (London Knights)
Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Gabriel Vilardi (Windsor Spitfires)

Click here for the full Under-20 Development Camp Roster.

20 OHL Players at Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Selection Camp:

Goaltenders (1):
Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)

Defencemen (7):
Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s)
Dennis Busby (Flint Firebirds)
Declan Chisholm (Peterborough Petes)
Owen Lalonde (Sudbury Wolves)
Ryan Merkley (Guelph Storm)
Carter Robertson (Ottawa 67’s)
Giovanni Vallati (Kitchener Rangers)

Forwards (12):
Riley Damiani (Kitchener Rangers)
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack)
Nathan Dunkley (Kingston Frontenacs)
Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Barrett Hayton (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Hunter Holmes (Flint Firebirds)
Adam McMaster (North Bay Battalion)
Allan McShane (Oshawa Generals)
Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals)
Connor Roberts (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)

Click here for the full Under-18 Selection Camp Roster.

44 OHL Prospects at Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-17 Selection Camp:

Goaltenders (5):
Luke Cavallin (Flint Firebirds)
Ryan Dugas (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mack Guzda (Owen Sound Attack)
Ethan Langevin (Sarnia Sting)
Christian Sbaraglia (Niagara IceDogs)

Defencemen (13):
Nate Allensen (Barrie Colts)
Evan Brand (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mitchell Brewer (Oshawa Generals)
Robert Calisti (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads)
Xavier Henry (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Alexandre Hogue (Sarnia Sting)
Grayson Ladd (Kitchener Rangers)
Duncan Penman (Saginaw Spirit)
Nathan Staios (Windsor Spitfires)
Payton Vescio (North Bay Battalion)
Michael Vukojevic (Kitchener Rangers)
Mark Woolley (Guelph Storm)

Forwards (26):
Camaryn Baber (Saginaw Spirit)
Tag Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm)
Joe Carroll (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Graeme Clarke (Ottawa 67’s)
Brandon Coe (North Bay Battalion)
Kurtis Evans (North Bay Battalion)
Hayden Fowler (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Alex Johnston (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Ethan Keppen (Flint Firebirds)
Ian Martin (Niagara IceDogs)
Connor McMichael (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Cody Morgan (Kingston Frontenacs)
Blake Murray (Sudbury Wolves)
Navrin Mutter (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nicholas Porco (Saginaw Spirit)
Mason Primeau (Guelph Storm)
Aidan Prueter (Saginaw Spirit)
Jamieson Rees (Sarnia Sting)
Lucas Rowe (London Knights)
Mitchell Russell (Owen Sound Attack)
Emmett Sproule (Erie Otters)
Ryan Suzuki (Barrie Colts)
Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs)
Liam Van Loon (Flint Firebirds)
Keean Washkurak (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nick Wong (Oshawa Generals)

Click here for the full Under-17 Development Camp Roster.

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), Barclay Parneta (West), Kevin Mitchell (Atlantic), and Darrell Woodley (Ontario), Canadian Hockey League general managers and branch representatives for the under-17 roster, and with input from coaches and general managers from across the CHL for the under-18 and under-20 roster

“For about three-and-a-half weeks in July and August, we get to see all of the players in our program concentrated in two locations, which gives our management team, coaches, and staff a chance to develop, first and foremost, what we feel is our top talent in Canada, and evaluate those players as we look to put together winning teams throughout the upcoming season,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of hockey operations and national teams. “It’s a great opportunity for these players who are working towards earning a chance to wear the Team Canada jersey, and I want to thank Ryan [Jankowski] and his team for the diligence they’ve put into helping us identify this group of players.”

The schedules for each camp will be revealed in a few weeks; all on-ice activities in Calgary at the under-17 and under-18 camps will be held at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport, and will be free and open to the public.

Jankowski and his group will continue the evaluation process when the players return to their home clubs, with an eye to fielding the best in Canadian talent at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C., the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. in December, and the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship next spring.

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