Forty-four of Canada's top junior hockey players invited to Canada's National Junior Team's Development Camp August 1-10, 2001 in Calgary, AB
June 12, 2001

CALGARY, ALBERTA -Forty-four of Canada's top junior hockey players have been invited to Canada's National Junior Team's Development Camp in August, 2001, the Canadian Hockey Association and the Canadian Hockey League announced on Tuesday.

The 2002 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will be held from December 25, 2001 through January 4, 2002 in the Czech Republic.

The 44 players were selected by the CHA's Director of Scouting, Barry Trapp in collaboration with three regional scouts, Jim Currie (West), Jim Cassidy (Ontario), Serge Aubry (Quebec, Maritimes) who saw over 300 hockey games last season in every area of Canada, evaluating players for the National Junior Team Program as well as the National Under 18 Program.

The camp roster includes ten players that claimed bronze medals with Canada's National Junior Team at the 2001 World Junior Hockey Championship in Russia, including five defencemen: Jay Bouwmeester, MH (WHL), Dan Hamhuis, PG (WHL), Jay Harrison, BRA (OHL), Mark Popovic, StM (OHL), Nick Schultz (WHL), and five forwards: Brad Boyes, ERIE (OHL), Mike Cammalleri, MICH (CCHA), Steve Ott, WND (OHL), Jason Spezza, WND (OHL), Jarret Stoll, KOO (WHL).

The National Junior Team Development Camp roster also includes:

- 7 members of the 2000 National Under 18 Team which won gold at the 2000 Under 18 Four Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic: Blackburn, B. Bell, Milroy, Paetsch, Roy, Upshall, Weiss, Woywitk

- 9 members of the 1999 National Under 18 Team which also won gold at the 1999 Under 18 Four Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic: Aulin, Boyes, Cammalleri, Harrison, Leclaire, Popovic, Schultz, Stoll, Vermette

- 16 players have been drafted by NHL teams: Aulin (LA)*, T. Bell (VAN), Bendera (CBJ), Boyes (TOR), Cole (NJ), Flache (EDM), Krahn (CAL), Lehoux (LA), Lombardi (EDM), Ott (DAL), Ouellet (PIT), Schultz (MIN), Smith (VAN), Stoll (CAL), Sutherby (WAS), Vermette (OTT)

*Aulin was originally drafted by Colorado but his rights to transferred to Los Angeles during the 2000-2001 season.

- 26 players eligible for this month's 2001 NHL Entry Draft in Florida

- 2 players eligible for the 2002 NHL Entry Draft

The team will get together from August 1-10 for a nine -day development camp in Calgary, AB with Head Coach Stan Butler of the OHL's Brampton Battalion and assistants Mike Kelly of the OHL's North Bay Centennials and Marc Habscheid of the WHL's Kelowna Rockets.

Canada – 2002 National Junior Team Development Camp
Canada – Camp de développement de l'Équipe nationale junior 2002
Player Pos. S/C Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown 2000-2001 Team  Pro status 
Joueur Pos. L/C T. P. Naissance Ville d'origine Équipe 2000-2001 Status prof.
Bendera, Shane G L/G 5'11 170 7/13/82 Edmonton, AB Red Deer (WHL) CBJ 2000
Blackburn, Dan G L/G 6'0 185 5/20/83 Canmore, AB Kootenay (WHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Krahn, Brent G L/G 6'4 200 4/2/82 Souris, MB Calgary (WHL) CAL 2000
Leclaire, Pascal G L/G 6'1 175 11/7/82 St-Gabriel-de-Brandon, QC Halifax (LHJMQ)  2001 Dft/Rep.
Bell, Brendan D L/G 6'1 198 3/31/83 Nepean, ON Ottawa (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Bouwmeester, Jay D L/G 6'3 195 9/27/83 Edmonton, AB Medicine Hat (WHL) 2002 Dft/Rep.
Colaiacovo, Carlo D L/G 6'1 185 1/27/83 Toronto, ON Erie (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Cole, Phil D L/G 6'3.5 190 9/6/82 West St. Paul, MB Lethbridge (WHL) NJ 2000
Flache, Paul D R/D 6'5 205 3/4/82 Peterborough, ON Brampton (OHL) EDM 2000
Hamhuis, Dan D L/G 6'1 190 12/13/82 Smithers, BC Prince George (WHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Harrison, Jay D L/G 6'3 195 11/3/82 Whitby, ON Brampton (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Jarrett, Cole D L/G 5'10.5 200 1/4/83 Sault Ste, Marie, ON Plymouth (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Johnson, Aaron D L/G 6'0.5 185 4/30/83 Port Hawkesbury, NS Rimouski (LHJMQ) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Lynch, Doug D L/G 6'3 200 4/4/83 Coquitlam, BC Red Deer (WHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
MacLellan, Brent D R/D 6'3.5 211 3/23/83 Charlottetown, PEI Rimouski (LHJMQ) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Morrisonn, Shaone D L/G 6'3 185 12/23/82 Vancouver, BC Kamloops (WHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Paetsch, Nathan D L/G 6'0 195 3/30/83 Leroy, SK Moose Jaw (WHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Popovic, Mark D L/G 6'1 190 10/11/81 Stoney Creek, ON St. Mike's (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Schultz, Nick D L/G 6'0 185 8/25/82 Strasbourg, SK Prince Albert (WHL) MIN 2000
Woywitka, Jeff D L/G 6'2 195 9/1/83 Vermillion, AB Red Deer (WHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Aquino, Anthony F/A   5'11 185 8/1/82 Mississauga, ON Merrimack (EAST) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Armstrong, Colby F/A R/D 6'1.5 180 11/23/82 Saskatoon, SK Red Deer (WHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Aulin, Jared F/A R/D 6'0 180 3/15/82 Calgary, AB Kamloops (WHL) COL 2000/LA
Bell, Thatcher F/A L/G 6'0 180 2/1/82 Guernsey Cove, PEI Rimouski (LHJMQ) VAN 2000
Boyes, Brad F/A R/D 6'0 185 4/17/82 Mississauga, ON Erie (OHL) TOR 2000
Cammalleri, Mike F/A L/G 5'9 180 6/8/82 Richmond Hill, ON Michigan (CCHA) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Down, Blaine F/A L/G 5'10 160 7/16/82 Whitby, ON Barrie (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Kobasew, Chuck F/A R/D 6'0 185 4/17/82 Osoyoos, BC Boston Coll. (EAST) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Lehoux, Yanick F/A R/D 6'0 175 4/8/82 Répentigny, QC Baie Comeau (LHJMQ) LA 2000
Lombardi, Matthew F/A L/G 6'0 185 3/18/82 Hudson, QC Victoriaville (LHJMQ) EDM 2000
Milroy, Duncan F/A R/D 6'0 175 2/8/83 Edmonton, AB Swift Current (WHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Murray, Garth F/A L/G 6'1.5 205 9/17/82 Regina, SK Regina (WHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Ott, Steve F/A L/G 6'0 170 8/19/82 Stoney Point, ON Windsor (OHL) DAL 2000
Ouellet, Michel F/A R/D 6'1 185 9/17/82 Rimouski, QC Rimouski (LHJMQ) PGH 2000
Pominville, Jason F/A R/D 6'0 175 11/30/82 Répentigny, QC Shawinigan (LHJMQ) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Roy, Derek F/A L/G 5'9 185 5/4/83 Rockland, ON Kitchener (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Smith, Nathan F/A L/G 6'2 190 2/9/82 Strathcona, AB Swift Current (WHL) VAN 2000
Spezza, Jason F/A R/D 6'2 190 6/13/83 Brampton, ON Windsor (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Stoll, Jarret F/A R/D 6'1 200 6/24/82 Neudorf, SK Kootenay (WHL) CAL 2000
Sutherby, Brian F/A L/G 6'2 190 3/1/82 Edmonton, AB Moose Jaw (WHL) WAS 2000
Upshall, Scott F/A L/G 5'11 170 10/7/83 Ft. McMurray, AB Kamloops (WHL) 2002 Dft/Rep.
Vermette, Antoine F/A L/G 6'1 185 7/20/82 St-Agapit, QC Victoriaville (LHJMQ) OTT 2000
Weiss, Stephen F/A L/G 6'0 180 4/3/83 Markham, ON Plymouth (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Wellwood, Kyle F/A R/D 5'9.5 190 5/16/83 Oldcastle, ON Belleville (OHL) 2001 Dft/Rep.
Vice-President, Hockey/Vice-président, Hockey Wayne Fleming CHA/ACH
Director, High Performance/Directeur, haute performance: Denis Hainault CHA /ACH
Director, Scouting/Directeur, Dépistage Barry Trapp CHA/ACH
Head coach/Entraîneur-chef: Stan Butler Brampton (OHL)
Assistant coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Marc Habscheid Kelowna (WHL)
Assistant coach/Entraîneur adjoint: Mike Kelly North Bay (OHL)
Equipment manager/Gérant de l'équipement: Colin Robinson Vancouver (WHL)
Sport Therapist/Thérapeute sportif: Laurent Barry Rouyn-Noranda (LHJMQ)
Team physician/Médecin: Dr. Rizqi Ibrahim Swift Current (WHL)
Media Relations/Relations médias: André Brin CHA/ACH
Assistant, High Performance/Adjoint, haute performance: Ron Pyette CHA/ACH

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