CALGARY, Alta. –
Hockey Canada has invited 100 players to participate in Canada’s national
under-17 development camp, set to take place July 10-16 at the Markin
MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
For the duration of the week-long camp, the players – 10 goaltenders, 30
defencemen and 60 forwards - will be split into five teams for on- and
off-ice training, fitness testing, practices, intrasquad games and
Alan Millar, director of player personnel for Hockey Canada, led the player
selection process, with assistance from U17 head scout Byron Bonora and
regional scouts Rob Simpson (Ontario), Pierre Cholette (Quebec), Darren
Sutherland (Atlantic) and Darrell Woodley (Ontario), as well as Member
“The national under-17 development camp is the first stage in introducing
these athletes to the Program of Excellence, and it is a great opportunity
for them to develop as players and learn what it takes to wear the Maple
Leaf,” said Millar. “We look forward to enhancing these young players’
ongoing development during this camp and starting the process of building
our three national U17 teams for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this
Following the camp, players will continue to be evaluated through the early
portion of the 2022-23 season before 66 are named to one of three Canadian
national teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White –
that will compete at the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scheduled
for Nov 5-12 in Langley and Delta, B.C.
So far, 77 of the 100 players have been drafted by Canadian Hockey League
teams, including 40 from the Ontario Hockey League and 37 from the Western
Hockey League, while the remaining 23 are prospects for the Quebec Major
Junior Hockey League Entry Draft, to be held July 4-5.
The full camp schedule will be available at a later date.
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