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Canada’s National Under-18 Summer Team Development and Selection Camp Begins on July 31st in Calgary, AB – All Sessions are Open to the Public Free of Charge
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July 29, 2004
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CALGARY, ALBERTA – Forty of Canada’s best under-18 aged hockey players will be in Calgary, AB from July 31 – August 6, 2004 to attend Canada’s National Under-18 Summer Team ‘Development and Selection Camp’ at the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena, Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League announced on Friday.

Twenty-two players from camp will be selected on August 7th to Canada’s National Under-18 Summer Team roster.
Canada is preparing for the 2004 Junior World Cup in Piestany, Slovakia which takes place August 10-15, 2004.  The Junior World Cup is an international Under-18 Summer Event in which Canada has captured the gold medal at seven of eight times since 1997. Other teams participating in the 2004 Junior World Cup include: Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden and the United States.

Of the 40 players attending Team Canada’s camp, all but three (Dustin Butler, Cal Clutterbuck, Bryan Little) are eligible to be selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, with many considered to be ‘top prospects’ and projected to be high draft picks.  View under-18 site and practice team rosters at www.hockeycanada.ca

The camp will be under the direction of Head Coach Dave Cameron (Toronto St.Michael’s, OHL) and assistants’ Shawn Camp (Sarnia, OHL) and Benoit Groulx (Gatineau, QMJHL). Hockey Canada’s Head Scout, Blair Mackasey, along with the coaching staff, will oversee the camp evaluations and selection of the players named to the roster for the U-18 Junior World Cup in Europe.

The Under-18 program is part of Hockey Canada’s three-stage Program of Excellence beginning with the regional Under-17 teams and ending with the National Junior Team. The primary objectives of the Under-18 program are to identify, evaluate and condition players to the rigors of international competition by giving them their first exposure to international hockey. Many of these Under-18 players will move on to play with Canada’s National Junior team.


Under-18 Development Camp Schedule

Date

Time (local MST)

Activity

Location

Saturday, July 31st

12:00-15:00

arrival/registration

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

17:15-18:15

Practice, Team Red

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

18:30-19:30

Practice, Team White

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

Sunday, August 1st

9:15-10:30

Practice, Team White

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

10:45-12:00

Practice, Team Red

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

17:00-18:00

Practice, Team Red

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

18:30-19:30

Practice, Team White

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

Monday, August 2nd

9:15-10:15

Practice, Team Red

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

10:30-11:30

Practice, Team White

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

17:30-20:00

Game 1, Red vs. White

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

Tuesday, August 3rd

9:15-10:15

Practice, Team White

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

10:30-11:30

Practice, Team Red

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

17:30-20:00

Game 2, Red vs. White

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

Wednesday, August 4th

Off Day

 

 

Thursday, August 5th

9:15-10:15

Practice, Team Red 

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

10:15-11:15

Practice, Team White

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

17:30-20:00

Game 3, Red vs. White

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

Friday, August 6th

9:00-10:00

Team Photo

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

10:10

Media Interviews

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

10:30-12:00

Team Practice

Father David Bauer Arena, Calgary AB

 

19:00

Flight


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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