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.
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
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