SAINT JOHN – The 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup Champions released their preliminary training camp roster this afternoon as they prepare to defend their national title.
Saint John Sea Dogs Director of Hockey Operations Mike Kelly announced today that 44 players will participate in this year’s camp. They include 25 forwards, 13 defensemen, and six goaltenders.
The roster includes 20 players who saw some ice time with the Sea Dogs last year.
Six of the 10 players who were selected by Saint John in the 2011 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft will be in attendance. They are Olivier Cooper, MacKenzie Brown, Alex Fournier, Steven Anderson, Shawn Jeffery, and Ryan Kelly.
Maxime Gravel, Connor Brickley, Ryan Segalla, and Marc Biega were all selected by the Dogs in June’s draft but will not be attending.
Stanislav Galiev, Jonathan Huberdeau, Nathan Beaulieu, Zack Phillips, and Tomas Jurco will all arrive at a later date due to commitments with their respective National Hockey League teams.
Here is the full roster:
ForwardsTraining Camp opens on Wednesday morning at Harbour Station.
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