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Hockey Canada Summer Showcase Rosters Revealed

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 07/05/19, 9:15AM EDT


20 OMHA grads invited to U17 and U18 camps in Calgary

Photo Credit: Kevin Sousa Photography

Hockey Canada has invited over 150 players to its Summer Showcase, a series of development and selection camps to select teams for three upcoming tournaments. The 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the Hlinka Gretzky Cup rosters will be comprised of players from these invitees.

Later this month players will head to Calgary for the U17 and U18 camps at Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park.

There are 20 OMHA grads featured on the development camp rosters.


“The national under-17 development camp is the first step these athletes take in their Team Canada career,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams. “Ultimately, these players will learn what it takes to wear the Maple Leaf in international competition. We are here to support their development by providing the on- and off-ice experiences they need to achieve the dream of representing their country.”

Following camp, players will be monitored through the early weeks of the 2019-20 season before 66 are named to one of three Canadian teams - Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White - competing at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scheduled for Nov. 2-9 in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask.

Name Position OMHA Team OHL Team
Matteo Drobac G Halton Hurricanes Hamilton Bulldogs
Carter Garvie G Grey-Bruce Highlanders Saginaw Spirit
Connor Federkow D Niagara North Stars London Knights
Braden Hache D York-Simcoe Express Kingston Frontenacs
Jacob Holmes D York-Simcoe Express Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Connor Punnett D North Central Predators Saginaw Spirit
Jon-Randall Avon F Peterborough Minor Petes Peterborough Petes
Ethan Burroughs F Halton Hurricanes Owen Sound Attack
Thomas Johnston F Whitby Wildcats Ottawa 67's
Ethan Larmand F North Central Predators Sudbury Wolves
Jacob Maillet F Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Guelph Storm
Daniel Michaud F Quinte Red Devils Oshawa Generals
Lawson Sherk F Halton Hurricanes Hamilton Bulldogs
Brenden Sirizzotti F Whitby Wildcats Ottawa 67's
Ryan Winterton F Whitby Wildcats Hamilton Bulldogs


Photo Credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images

“We are excited to bring together a group of 44 athletes with a solid foundation of junior and international experience for selection camp. The under-18 camp is unlike any other, as players are being evaluated from the moment they arrive at camp and are preparing to compete in short-term competition,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada.

One of the only true, best-on-best competitions for this age group, the Hlinka Gretzky Cup will see Team Canada play its preliminary-round games at Ice Bors Arena in Breclav, Czech Republic. The event will run from Aug. 5-10, with Canada facing off against the Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland in prelim play before the tournament wraps up with the bronze and gold medal games on Aug. 10. Canada is the defending champion and has won gold 22 times in 28 years of summer under-18 competition, along with two silver medals and one bronze.

Name Position OMHA Team OHL Team
Will Cranley G Peterborough Minor Petes Ottawa 67's
Jake Murray D Oakville Rangers Kingston Frontenacs
Quinton Byfield F York-Simcoe Express Sudbury Wolves
Logan Morrison F Guelph Jr. Gryphons Hamilton Bulldogs
Evan Vierling F York-Simcoe Express Flint Firebirds

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