The Team Ontario Under-17 Program is holding a final camp July 6-10 in Oshawa, Ontario, featuring 77 players that were selected in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection, including five prospects from the Erie Otters.
Forwards Chris Marchese, Connor Crisp, Luke Cairns and Drake Caggiula and defenseman Adam Pelech will represent the Otters at the selection camp. The Otters have been well represented at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, with David Broll (2009), Ryan O’Reilly (2008) and Brett Cook (2008) all skating for Team Ontario.
The camp is hosted by the Ontaro Hockey Federation with representation from the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association and Hockey Northwestern Ontario.
The camp will serve as a key evaluation for the selection of Team Ontario that will compete at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which takes place December 29th to January 4th in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Team Ontario captured gold in the 2008 event in London, Ontario, and the 2009 event in Port Alberni, British Columbia, before falling to the United States in the finals last season in Timmins, Ontario, with a roster that included 20 OHL players.
- From Erie Otters news release