Shootout
By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: December 3rd, 2012

Erie Otters defenseman Adam Pelech has been invited to participate in Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, which is set for Dec. 11-13 at the Markin MacPhail Centre Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. The third-year veteran ranks among the OHL’s top scoring defensema this season with 24 points in 29 games.
He will be joined by 11 other OHL players – goaltender Malcolm Subban (Belleville), defensemen Cody Ceci (Ottawa), Dougie Hamilton (Niagara), Scott Harrington (London) and Ryan Murphy (Kitchener) and forwards Tom Wilson (Plymouth), Ryan Strome (Niagara), Mark Scheifele (Barrie), Sean Monahan (Ottawa), Boone Jenner (Oshawa) and Lucas Lessio (Oshawa). The team will be coached by Steve Spott, Kitchener coach and general manager.
Otters goaltender Oscar Dansk will participate in Sweden’s National Junior Team camp starting Dec. 15 in Norrtalje, Sweden. He has 7-14-1-3 record, 3.64 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 25 games this season.

Posted: October 6th, 2012

The shootout already had ventured into the ninth round. Yet Erie Otters goaltender Oscar Dansk wanted it to last longer.
After eight failed attempts, Dansk hoped to give his teammates another chance against London Saturday night at Erie Insurance Arena. But Knights rookie Kyle Platzer scored the only goal of the nine-round marathon to hand the Otters a 4-3 loss in front of 2,667 fans.
The Otters (2-3-1-1) settled for one point and three out of four during their two-game weekend homestand. Meanwhile, the Knights (4-2-0-0) earned their second straight win despite squandering a two-goal, second-period lead. Dansk finished with 19 saves on 22 shots in regulation and overtime before his stellar effort in the shootout. His counterpart, Kevin Bailie, had 26 saves on 29 shots through 65 minutes of action and several more quality saves in the shootout.
No. 1 pick Connor McDavid, Connor Brown and Stephen Harper scored for the Otters. Brown added an assist for a two-point outing.
Seth Griffith and Bo Horvat had a goal and assist apiece for the Knights, while Max Domi added a goal.
McDavid continued his impressive start to his rookie season by scoring 1 minute, 55 seconds into the opening period – his third goal in two nights and fourth goal in seven games. He slid past the Knights’ defense and slipped a shot past Bailie to hand the Otters a 1-0 lead. But that lead didn’t last long, as Domi tied the score at 1 at the 6:23 mark with his fourth goal of the season.
Domi escaped a crowd of defenders behind the Otters’ net and squeezed a shot between the right post and Dansk’s left pad. Then Griffith, who burned the Otters for three goals in an 8-2 Knights’ win in London Sept. 21, scored his seventh goal in six games to snap the 1-1 tie with 8:28 left in the period. Griffth tied Oshawa’s Boone Jenner for the OHL lead in goals.
The Otters dominated at the start of the second. They held the Knights without a shot on goal for nearly eight minutes. Meanwhile, the Otters’ offense generated several quality scoring opportunities. Yet while Bailie stymied the Otters, including key saves in close on Johnny McGuire and Luke Cairns, Bo Horvat scored on the Knights’ first shot of the period to build a 3-1 lead at the 7:56 mark.
But the Otters converted their first power play of the game, as Brown turned a fortunate bounce off a defender in front of the net into his fourth goal of the season. His rebound to Bailie’s left with 2:48 left in the period sent the Otters into the third trailing 3-2.
Then the Otters capitalized on their second power play of the game 9:27 into the third to complete the comeback. After Nick Betz stole the puck from a Knights defender, linemate Jake Evans found Harper in front for his fourth goal of the season.
Harper appeared to give the Otters a 4-3 lead on a power play late in regulation. But the officials whistled the play dead for offsides, a call Harper disagreed with but Otters coach Robbie Ftorek defended. Scott Harrington nearly sealed the Knights’ win in overtime, but his shot from the point glanced off the post and into the ground. Then the Otters killed off a power play in the final 1:32 of the extra period, sending the game into the shootout. But the Otters couldn’t beat Bailie, while Platzer slipped a shot through Dansk’s pads
* News and notes: Head coach Dan Bylsma and former forward Bill Guerin headlined a group of Pittsburgh Penguins officials at the game. Knights defensemen Harrington and Olli Maatta are Penguins prospects. … Scott Howson, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ executive vice president of hockey operations and general manager, attended both games this weekend to watch Dansk, the NHL club’s second-round draft pick this past June. … The Otters scratched Anthony Cortellessa (flu) and Dane Fox (broken foot). Liam Maaskant, Justin Felker and Mitch Eisenberg were healthy scratches. Maaskant and Eisenberg haven’t dressed for a game this season.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: October 1st, 2012

Toronto – The Ontario Hockey League announced today that forward Ryan Kujawinski of the Kingston Frontenacs is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 30 after recording five points in two games scoring twice with three assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-2.

Kujawinski helped lift the Frontenacs to a pair of victories over the weekend beginning Friday night, where he picked up three assists as second star when the club erased a 5-3 third period deficit to comeback and beat the Erie Otters 6-5 in overtime.
On Sunday afternoon, he received first-star honours with two goals in a 5-4 win over the Niagara IceDogs giving the Frontenacs their best start to a season since 1997-98 with a perfect 3-0-0-0 record as the only undefeated team remaining in the OHL.

Kujawinski, a 17-year-old from Iroqouis Falls, ON, is playing in his second OHL season. Eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Kujawinski was a first-round pick of the Sarnia Sting in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection, but finished his rookie campaign with the Frontenacs where he scored 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points in 30 games.

Also considered for the award this week was Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Boone Jenner of the Oshawa Generals who scored four goals and four assists for eight points in three games, and Montreal Canadiens prospect Brady Vail of the Windsor Spitfires who picked up three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.
In goal, Detroit Red Wings prospect Jake Paterson of the Saginaw Spirit posted a 1-0-1-0 record including a shutout victory with a goals-against-average of 1.46 and save percentage of .955.

- From OHL news release

Posted: September 16th, 2012

This week, I’ll break down all 20 OHL clubs division by division and unveil my predictions for the 2012-13 season. Today, let’s look at the Eastern Conference’s East Division (listed in alphabetical order):

Belleville Bulls
Coach/GM: George Burnett
2011-12 finish: 35-32-1-0, 2nd division, 7th conference
Playoff finish: Lost to Ottawa 4-2 in conference quarterfinals
Key players: G Malcolm Subban (25-14-0-0 record, 2.50 goals-against average, .923 save percentage, 3 shutouts; signed with Boston), C Brendan Gaunce (28 goals, 40 assists, 68 points; signed with Vancouver), RW Austen Brassard (27-24-51; Winnipeg prospect); D Stephen Silas (6-26-32), D Brady Austin (6-20-26; former Erie Otter)
Key losses: C Adam Payerl (22-25-47), RW Luke Judson (18-21-39)
Outlook: Burnett has the rebuilding Bulls headed in the right direction, as they have improved by 15 wins in the past three seasons. And with Subban in net, Silas on defense and Gaunce up front, the Bulls could make a big move this season.

Kingston Frontenacs
Coach/GM: Todd Gill/Doug Gilmour
2011-12 finish: 19-41-3-5, 5th division, 10th conference
Playoff finish: Did not qualify
Key players: C Darcy Greenaway (27-25-52), LW Cody Alcock (24-23-47), C Ryan Kujawinski (16-20-36), D Roland McKeown (No. 2 pick in 2012 OHL Priority Selection), G Mike Morrison (10-19-2-3, 3.87, .890, 1 SO)
Key losses: G Igor Bobkov (17-32-2-4, 3.64, .902, 1 SO; signed with Anaheim)
Outlook: The Frontenacs had the league’s second-worst record a season ago. Morrison, an overager signed earlier this summer, will need to lead a young team headlined by the offensive trio of Greenaway, Alcock and Kujawinski, through a rebuild.

Oshawa Generals
Coach/GM: D.J. Smith/Jeff Twohey
2011-12 finish: 31-30-4-3, 3rd division, 8th conference
Playoff finish: Lost to Niagara 4-2 in conference quarterfinals
Key players: LW Lucas Lessio (34-28-62; signed with Phoenix), C Scott Laughton (21-32-53; signed with Philadelphia), C Boone Jenner (22-27-49; signed with Columbus), D Matt Petgrave (10-35-45, plus-11), G Daniel Altshuller (11-16-2-1, 3.55, ,900)
Key losses: RW Christian Thomas (34-33-67; signed with N.Y. Rangers), RW Nicklas Jensen (25-33-58), LW Andy Andreoff (22-36-58), D Julian Melchiori (2-34-36, +10)
Outlook: The Generals had talent galore last season, but lost in the first round after barely making the playoffs. They still have plenty of talent this season. Smith and Twohey, the former GM in Peterborough, are in charge of turning that talent into wins.

Ottawa 67’s
Coach/GM: Chris Byrne
2011-12 finish: 40-20-5-3, 1st division, 2nd conference
Playoff finish: Lost to Barrie 4-3 in conference semifinals
Key players: D Cody Ceci (17-43-60, +34; signed with Ottawa), C Sean Monahan (33-45-78), G Jake Cardwell (8-28-36), LW Steven Janes (16-20-36), G Keegan Wilson (12-9-3-3, 2.82, .892, 1 SO with Kingston)
Key losses: RW Tyler Toffoli (52-48-100; signed with Los Angeles), LW Shane Prince (43-47-90; signed with Ottawa), G Petr Mrazek (30-13-4-2, 2.84, .917, 3 shutouts; signed with Detroit), C Mike Cazzola (11-34-45; former Otter); D Marc Zanetti (7-21-28, +27)
Outlook: Toffoli’s 109 goals and 208 points the past two years will be difficult to replace, especially since the 67′s also lost 40-goal scorer Prince. But the key to success will be Wilson in net, where he replaces the highly skilled and consistent Mrazek.

Peterborough Petes
Coach/GM: Mike Pelino/David Reid
2011-12 finish: 27-34-3-4, 4th division, 9th conference
Playoff finish: Did not qualify
Key players: C Alan Quine (30-40-70; Detroit prospect), D Slater Koekkoek (5-13-18 in 26 games; Tampa Bay prospect), G Andrew Agostini (17-15-1-1, 3.90, .890, 1 SO), LW Nick Ritchie (16-23-39), D Steven Trojanovic (7-15-22)
Key losses: LW Matt Puempel (34-35-69; traded to Kitchener, signed with Ottawa), C Andrew Yogan (41-37-78; former Otter, signed with N.Y. Rangers), RW Lino Martschini (20-38-58, playing pro in Switzerland)
Outlook: The Petes lost Yogan to the pros, and then traded Puempel earlier this summer. But they still have a good chance to for their first winning record and playoff appearance in three years. A healthy Koekkoek would improve those odds.

Posted: November 28th, 2011

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Monday that 41 of Canada’s top junior-aged players (born in 1992 or later) have been invited to take part in Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp, Dec. 10-14, 2011 at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex in Calgary.

Goaltenders
Tyler Bunz (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Louis Domingue (Quebec Remparts)
Mark Visentin (Niagara IceDogs)
Scott Wedgewood (Plymouth Whalers)

Defensemen
Nathan Beaulieu (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Cody Ceci (Ottawa 67’s)
Mathew Dumba (Red Deer Rebels)
Jerome Gauthier-Leduc (Rimouski Oceanic)
Brandon Gormley (Moncton Wildcats)
Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Scott Harrington (London Knights)
Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs)
Joseph Morrow (Portland Winterhawks)
Ryan Murphy (Kitchener Rangers)
Ryan Murray (Everett Silvertips)
Jamie Oleksiak (Saginaw Spirit)
Alex Petrovic (Red Deer Rebels)
Mark Pysyk (Edmonton Oil Kings)

Forwards
Michael Bournival (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Brett Bulmer (Kelowna Rockets)
Phillip Danault (Victoriaville Tigres)
Michael Ferland (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Brendan Gallagher (Vancouver Giants)
Freddie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs)
Quinton Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals)
Mark McNeill (Prince Albert Raiders)
Tanner Pearson (Barrie Colts)
Zack Phillips (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Max Reinhart (Kootenay Ice)
Ty Rattie (Portland Winterhawks)
Brad Ross (Portland Winterhawks)
Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts)
Ryan Spooner (Kingston Frontenacs)
Mark Stone (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs)
Christian Thomas (Oshawa Generals)
Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa 67’s)

Posted: October 1st, 2011

The Erie Otters allowed fewer shots on goal in their home opener Saturday night.

But that didn’t stop Oshawa from adding to the Otters’ goals-against total in Erie’s 7-4 loss in front of 4,911 at Tullio Arena. The Otters (04-0-0) have allowed 28 goals in their season-opening, four-game losing streak.

A winless start to the season “is unacceptable,” said goaltender Tyson Teichmann, who allowed seven goals on 36 shots. The Generals snapped a 3-3 tie on Boone Jenner’s second goal of the night 1 minute, 45 seconds into the third period.

Then Josh Graves scored less than three minutes later to headline a decisive four-goal outburst in the final period. Jenner (two goals, assists) and Lucas Lessio (goal, three assists) led the Generals (2-2-0-0) with four points apiece. Nicklas Jensen added a goal and two assists.

The 36 shot against fell slightly below Erie’s season average of 43.6 per game. But that didn’t stop the “We Want Rammer” chants from the crowd after the Generals’ sixth goal late in the game.

Overage goaltender Ramis Sadikov, who’s on the trade market, hasn’t dressed for a game since returning from Detroit Red Wings camp earlier in the week. “It means we have to pick up our play (in net),” Teichmann said of having Sadikov on the roster. “It’s not just the defense.” Veteran defenseman Brett Cook offered a different assessment of the defensive performance.

“We have hung them out to dry,” he said, referring to Teichmann and Chris Festarini.

 

SUMMARY

 

Generals 7, Otters 4

Oshawa  1  2  4  —  7

Erie  1  2  1  —  4

1st Period — 1. Erie, Greg McKegg 2 (Cazzola, Grant), 10:42 (pp). 2. Oshawa, Boone Jenner 1 (Carlisle, Lessio), 12:05. Penalties — McGuire (E) 5-min. fighting, 6:13; Clark (O) 5-min. fighting, 6:13; McCarthy (E) tripping, 7:31; Carlisle (O) slashing, 10:07.

2nd Period — 3. Nicklas Jensen 1 (Lessio, Jenner), 1:37. 4. Erie, Nick Betz 1 (unassisted), 6:35. 5. Oshawa, Colin Suellentrop 1 (Labardo), 15:48. 6. Erie, Sondre Olden 2 (Marchese, Wood), 18:26 (pp). Penalties — Lessio (O) boarding, 8:57; Brown (O) checking to the head, 11:27; Thompson (E) roughing, 13:22; Jenner (O) checking to the head, 17:42.

3rd Period — 7. Oshawa, Jenner 2 (Lessio, Jensen), 1:45. 8. Oshawa, Josh Graves 1 (Labardo, Hughes), 4:19. 9. Oshawa, Lucas Lessio 2 (Jenner, Jensen), 13:53. 10. Oshawa, Sebastian Uvira 2 (Hope), 19:14. 11. Erie, Brett Thompson 2 (Betz, Wood), 19:51. Penalties — Cook (E) unsportsmanlike conduct, 17:37; Lessio (O) unsportsmanlike conduct, 17:37

Shots on goal — Oshawa, 8-11-17—36; Erie, 5-13-17—35.

Goaltenders — Oshawa, Dan Altshuller 2-2-0-0 (35 shots, 31 saves); Erie, Tyson Teichmann 0-2-0-0 (36 shots, 29 saves).

Power plays — Oshawa (0-2), Erie (2-4).

Referees — Darren Price, T.J. Foster. Linesmen — Mike Harrington, Adam Harris.

Attendance — 4,911.

 

Three stars

* Boone Jenner, Generals (2 goals, 2 assists) ** Lucas Lessio, Generals (goal, 3 assists) *** Nick Betz, Otters (goal, assist)

Posted: November 19th, 2010

OSHAWA, Ontario – Apparently, Erie Otters goaltender Ramis Sadikov needed a night off.

He made his 14th straight start on Friday night. But his evening ended after three goals on 11 shots in 12 minutes. Oshawa then blitzed rookie backup Chris Festarini for seven goals to hand the Otters a 10-3 loss – their worst defeat in nearly three years – in front of 4,019 at General Motors Centre.

The Otters (9-14-1-0) arrived in Oshawa with four wins in their previous five games. But the Generals (12-5-2-2) built a 3-0 lead in the opening 11:54. Their lead reached 4-0 on Nicklas Jensen’s power-play goal 5:02 into the second period – the first of four goals with the man advantage.

Otters winger Anthony Luciani scored the first of his two goals with 8:05 left in the second. But Oshawa scored the next three goals to take a 7-1 lead into the third. Greg McKegg and Luciani scored five minutes in the third to pull the Otters within 7-3. But Christian Thomas’ third goal of the game and 15th of the season began the Generals’ three-goal surge to end the game. Thomas, who missed Oshawa’s 4-2 win at Tullio Arena on Oct. 30 because of a suspension, also added three assists to finish with six points.

The Otters allowed their most goals in a game since losing to Niagara 10-5 on March 2, 2008. The seven-goal margin of defeat was the largest since an 8-1 loss to London on Dec. 14, 2007.

Festarini earned the loss after surrendering seven goals on 20 shots. Luciani finished with three points.

Andy Andreoff (four assists) and Boone Jenner (goal, three assists) – two of six Generals with multi-point efforts – contributed four points apiece for the Generals.

SUMMARY

Generals 10, Otters 3

Erie  0  1  2  —  3

Oshawa  3  4  3  —  10

1st Period — 1. Oshawa, Alain Berger 12 (Hope, Jenner), 2:13; 2. Oshawa, Christian Thomas 13 (Andreoff), 6:53 (sh). 3. Oshawa, Lucas Lessio 7 (Jenner, Thomas), 11:54. Penalties — McDowell (O) interference, 6:04; Sabourin (O) interference, 9:16; McKegg (E) instigator, 9:16; McKegg (E) 5-min. fighting, 9:16; Sabourin (O) 5-min. fighting, 9:16; McKegg (E) 10-min. misconduct, 9:16; Luciani (E) roughing, 14:51; Berger (O) roughing, 14:51; de Haan (O) tripping, 19:34.

2nd Period — 4. Oshawa, Nicklas Jensen 8 (Thomas, de Haan), 5:02 (pp). 5. Erie, Anthony Luciani 5 (Broll, Varone), 11:55. 6. Oshawa, Jeff Brown 5 (Andreoff), 15:39 (sh). 7. Oshawa, Scott Laughton 9 (Brown), 16:58; 8. Oshawa, Thomas 14 (Berger, Andreoff), 19:11 (pp). Penalties — Marchese (E) hooking, 2:21; Cook (E) holding, 4:09; Lessio (O) holding, 9:53; Szydlowski (E) tripping, 12:33; Jensen (O) interference, 12:54; Laughton (O) hooking, 14:49; Paton (E) instigator (E) 17:36; Paton (E) 5-min. fighting, 17:36; Sabourin (O) 5-min. fighting, 17:36; Paton (E) 10-min. misconduct, 17:36.

3rd Period — 9. Erie, Greg McKegg 14 (McDonnell, Luciani), 6:12; 10. Erie, Luciani 6 (Holden), 11:21 (pp). 11. Oshawa, Thomas 15 (de Haan, Andreoff), 12:40 (pp). 12. Oshawa, Josh Graves 3 (DeHart, Jenner), 12:52 (pp). 13. Oshawa, Boone Jenner 6 (Thomas, Berger), 17:13. Penalties — Oshawa, too many men (served by Berger), 10:11; Varone (E) checking to the head, 11:59; Cook (E) roughing, 12:27; Quinn (O) hooking, 18:38.

Shots on goal — Erie, 6-11-12—29; Oshawa, 13-9-9—31.

Goaltenders — Erie, Ramis Sadikov (11 shots, 8 saves), Chris Festarini 0-4-0-0 (20 shots, 13 saves); Oshawa, Kevin Bailie 4-2-1-1 (29 shots, 26 saves).

Power plays — Erie (1-7), Oshawa (4-6).

Referees — Mike Cairns, Joe Celestin. Linesmen — Sean Pindar.

Attendance — 4,019.

Three stars

* Christian Thomas, Generals (3 goals, 3 assists) ** Andy Andreoff, Generals (4 assists) *** Boone Jenner, Generals (goal, 3 assists)

Posted: June 12th, 2010

Erie Otters forward David Broll was one of 43 players invited to attend Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, which runs from July 31-August 3 at in Calgary, Alberta.

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.

CHL Players:

Defencemen:

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

Forwards:

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