The camp, which includes 15 Ontario Hockey League players, will be used to determine the players for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team that will play in the 2010 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, scheduled for August 10-14 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Former Otters center Ryan O’Reilly represented Canada in the 2008 Hlinka tournament, helping the team to a gold medal. Current Otters right wing Shawn Szydlowski played for the United States in 2007, when the squad finished in fifth place.
Broll, the Otters first round draft pick in 2009, finished his rookie year with nine goals and nine assists in 64 games. He has experience in international play with Team Ontario in the 2009 World Under-17 Ice Hockey Challenge.
Myles Bell, Regina Pats
Cody Ceci, Ottawa 67’s
Dillon Donnelly, Shawinigan Cataractes
Dougie Hamilton, Niagara IceDogs
Scott Harrington, London Knights
Ryan Murphy, Kitchener Rangers
Ryan Murray, Everett Silvertips
Jimmy Oligny, PEI Rocket
Xavier Ouellet, Montreal Juniors
Stuart Percy, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Jonathan Racine, Shawinigan Cataractes
Reece Scarlett, Swift Current Broncos
Duncan Siemens, Saskatoon Blades
Stephen Woodworth, Lewiston MAINEiacs
Brent Andrews, Halifax Mooseheads
Olivier Archambault, Val d’Or Foreurs
Austen Brassard, Belleville Bulls
David Broll, Erie Otters
Raphael Bussieres, Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Daniel Catenacci, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Michael Curtis, Belleville Bulls
Phillip Danault, Victoriaville Tigres
Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John Sea Dogs
Boone Jenner, Oshawa Generals
Jean-Francois Leblanc, Val d’Or Foreurs
Adam Lowry, Swift Current Broncos
Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders
Garrett Meurs, Plymouth Whalers
Bryce Milson, Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels
Matt Puempel, Peterborough Petes
Alan Quine, Kingston Frontenacs
Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks
Brett Ritchie, Sarnia Sting
Carter Sandlak, Guelph Storm
Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings
The players, born in 1993, were selected by Hockey Canada head scout Al Murray, in consultation with head coach George Burnett (Port Perry, Ont./Belleville Bulls, OHL) and assistant coaches Ron Choules (Montreal, Que./Acadie-Bathurst Titan, QMJHL) and Jim Hiller (Nelson, B.C./Tri-City Americans, WHL). Murray evaluated these players over the course of the 2009-10 season, following them along with numerous other candidates for the program during league play, as well as during the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge held from December 29-January 4 in Timmins, Ont.
“The upcoming National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp will be competitive and exciting,” Murray said. “These players represent the future of Canadian hockey and are a testament to the strength of the Canadian Hockey League and the skill development taking place in minor hockey across the country.”
The camp roster includes 12 skaters from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, 15 from the Ontario Hockey League, 10 from the Western Hockey League and one from the Central Canadian Hockey League (Junior A). In total, 36 of those 38 skaters (14 defencemen and 22 forwards) competed at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Of the 43 players who have been identified for the selection camp, 22 skaters and two goaltenders will be selected for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team that will play in the 2010 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, scheduled for August 10-14 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
- From Erie Otters, Hockey Canada/CHL news releases