Monday, June 20, 2016

Hockey Canada announces camp rosters

Thomas Chabot and Mathieu Joseph have both been invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.

Chabot played with Canada at last year’s world juniors and is a lock to make the team – unless he sticks with the Ottawa Senators. Joseph, meanwhile, had an impressive 73 points in 58 games with Saint John last year. The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect will be coming off a leg injury that saw him miss the final two rounds of the playoffs.

Four goaltenders, 14 defensemen and 23 forwards were named to the under-20 camp roster. The players will participate in practices July 30 - Aug. 2 in Toronto before playing in a series against Finland, Sweden,and the United States at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.

This year’s world juniors take place Dec. 26 – Jan. 5 in Toronto and Montreal.

Hockey Canada also named the development camp rosters for the under-18 and under-17 teams.

Sea Dogs forward Joe Veleno and prospect Shane Bowers were both invited to the under-18 camp. Veleno was one of only four players eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft to receive an invite.

Four goaltenders, 16 defencemen, and 24 forwards will participate in practices and three Red-White intrasquad games from July 29 - Aug. 2. 22 players will be selected for Canada’s 2016 under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup team. The tournament will be held Aug. 8-12 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. 

Lastly, prospect Olivier Mathieu, Saint John’s first round pick in this year’s QMJHL Entry Draft, was selected to attend Canada’s under-17 development camp.

For the under-17 camp, 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.

66 players will be 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 for Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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