UPDATE: Canada's National Junior Team camp picks unveiled

   June 12, 2010 11:31 am

 

CALGARY, Alberta – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced roster details on Thursday for Canada’s National Junior Team development camp, scheduled for early August in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Forty-one skaters (defensemen and forwards) have been identified to attend the camp. Four goaltenders will be named in late June, following the Program of Excellence goaltending camp from June 17-20.

The camp roster currently includes 17 defensemen and 24 forwards.  Of the 37 CHL players, 18 are from the Western Hockey League, 13 are from the Ontario Hockey League and six are from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

CHL Players

Defencemen:

Tyson Barrie, Kelowna Rockets

Jared Cowen, Spokane Chiefs

Calvin de Haan, Oshawa Generals

Nicolas Deslauriers, Gatineau Olympiques

Simon Despres, Saint John Sea Dogs

Taylor Doherty, Kingston Frontenacs

Stefan Elliott, Saskatoon Blades

Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires

Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Rimouski Oceanic

Brandon Gormley, Moncton Wildcats

Erik Gudbranson, Kingston Frontenacs

Brayden McNabb, Kootenay Ice

Neil Manning, Vancouver Giants

Brett Ponich, Portland Winterhawks

Mark Pysyk, Edmonton Oil Kings

Charles-Olivier Roussel, Montreal Juniors

Forwards:

Carter Ashton, Regina Pats

Taylor Beck, Guelph Storm

Casey Cizikas, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors

Kyle Clifford, Barrie Colts

Sean Couturier, Drummondville Voltigeurs

Cody Eakin, Swift Current Broncos

Brendan Gallagher, Vancouver Giants

Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings

Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires

Curtis Hamilton, Saskatoon Blades

Quinton Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors

Ryan Howse, Chilliwack Bruins

Ryan Johansen, Portland Winterhawks

Zack Kassian, Windsor Spitfires

Brad Ross, Portland Winterhawks

Brayden Schenn, Brandon Wheat Kings

Tyler Seguin, Plymouth Whalers

Jeffrey Skinner, Kitchener Rangers

Tyler Toffoli, Ottawa 67’s

Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers

Ethan Werek, Kingston Frontenacs

The players, born in 1991 or 1992, were selected by Hockey Canada head scout Al Murray, in consultation with head coach Dave Cameron (Mississauga St. Michael’s, OHL) and assistant coaches Bob Boughner (Windsor, OHL), Ryan Huska (Kelowna, WHL) and André Tourigny (Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL). Murray evaluated these players over the course of the 2009-10 season, following these players along with numerous other candidates for the program during league play, as well as during international competitions for both the under-18 and junior programs.

“There are a number of tremendously talented players across Canada in this age group, and the players named today will have a terrific opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best the country has to offer,” said Murray. “We are looking forward to a very competitive, high-energy camp.”

The invitation list includes five players from Canada’s silver medal-winning team at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan: Jared Cowen, Calvin de Haan, Ryan Ellis, Taylor Hall and Brayden Schenn.

The camp will include 24 skaters with international experience at the under-18 level (Cizikas, Cowen, de Haan, Després, Doherty, Eakin, Elliott, Ellis, Gormley, Gudbranson, Hall, Howden, Howse, Kassian, Leblanc, McNabb, Olsen, Pysyk, Ross, Schenn, Schwartz, Seguin, Skinner, Toffoli) and 30 skaters who have represented their region at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and/or Canada Winter Games (Ashton, Barrie, Beck, Cizikas, Couturier, Després, Doherty, Elliott, Ellis, Gallagher, Gauthier-Leduc, Glennie, Gormley, Gudbranson, Howden, Howse, Kassian, Leblanc, McNabb, Olsen, Pysyk, Ross, Roussel, Schenn, Schwartz, Seguin, Skinner, Toffoli, Vey, Werek).

Defenceman Calvin de Haan (Carp, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) will attend the camp but will not take part in on-ice sessions. All other invited players, as per National Junior Team policy, must attend the camp to be eligible for the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Details of the camp, including dates, schedule and red and white rosters, will be announced at a later date.

– From Hockey Canada/CHL news release

 

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