Monday, 23 June 2014

Three Hitmen invited to Canada's World Junior Summer Camp

Aside from perhaps the NHL Entry draft, Greg Chase, Travis Sanheim and Jake Virtanen have all received one of the best calls any hockey player can get in the surmmer.  All three members of the Calgary Hitmen have been invited to Hockey Canada's World Junior Summer Development Camp.

The trio make up the largest contingent from any team in the WHL.  For the full roster CLICK HERE

                                          Edmonton Oilers prospect Greg Chase

Below is the official release from Hockey Canada:

Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Monday a roster of 41 players that have been invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp, set for Aug. 3-8 in Brossard, Montreal and Sherbrooke, Que.

Canada’s roster, comprised of four goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 25 forwards, was selected by Ryan Jankowski, head scout of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada, along with Hockey Canada vice-president of hockey operations and national teams Scott Salmond and the Program of Excellence management group, including Sean Burke and Bruce Hamilton.

Jankowski will continue to monitor these players and other potential candidates during the first few months of the 2014-15 season and at the CHL Subway Super Series to determine who will be invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December. In total, 22 players will be selected to represent Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2014 in Montreal, Que. and Toronto, Ont.

“I would like to congratulate the players selected today to attend the development camp,” said Jankowski. “This is a first step towards being chosen to represent Canada at the World Juniors, but these 41 players have the first opportunity to show the coaching staff how they can help Canada succeed in Toronto and Montreal at Christmas.”

Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp attendees will gather in Brossard at the Montreal Canadiens’ practice facility for practices on Aug. 3 before playing the national junior teams of the Czech Republic and Russia.

A number of the players on the summer development camp roster will be front and centre at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on June 27-28 in Philadelphia, where many are expected to be selected in the first and second rounds.

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