Saturday, June 9, 2018

Six Dogs prospects invited to U-17 camp

Six Saint John Sea Dogs prospects have been invited to Hockey Canada's Under-17 Development Camp.

Forwards Josh Lawrence (first round, 15th overall) and Dawson Stairs (seventh round, 109th overall); defencemen Charlie DesRoches (second round, 32nd overall), Jeremie Poirier (first round, eighth overall) and William Villeneuve (first round, second overall); and goaltender Mathias Savoie (fourth round, 62nd overall) have all been invited to the camp, which will take place July 21-27 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
According to Hockey Canada, "following the development camp, players will continue to be evaluated through the early season before 66 are named to one of three Canadian national teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White."

While the Sea Dogs may be missing a chunk of their team for a couple weeks during this tournament, fans won't have to go far to watch them. The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will take place Nov. 3-10 at Harbour Station and the qplex. Tickets are now available.

All six players were selected by the Sea Dogs in last weekend's QMJHL Entry Draft in Shawinigan. 111 players were invited in total, 28 of which have been drafted into the QMJHL.

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