Canada's National Junior Team Development Camp Set to Begin in Saskatoon on Wednesday, August 5; Red and White Rosters Announced
July 31, 2009

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, will host Canada’s National Junior Team development camp from August 5-10 at the CUC, home of the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades. Red and White rosters have also been announced for the beginning of camp.

Head coach Willie Desjardins (Climax, Sask./Medicine Hat, WHL), along with associate coach Dave Cameron (Kincora, P.E.I./Mississauga St. Michael’s, OHL) and assistant coaches Steve Spott (Waterloo, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) and André Tourigny (Nicolet, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL), will lead the Red and White teams through on-ice practices and two games.

Following the camp, Murray will continue to monitor these players and other eligible players (born in 1990 or later) in league play for the first few months of the 2009-10 season before selecting a group of players to attend the selection camp in Regina, Sask. in mid-December.

RED-WHITE TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Red vs. White games are available at or by phone at 306-938-7800 or 1-800-970-SEAT.

The 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship will be held in Regina and Saskatoon, Sask. from to . Full ticket packages for each venue are available for purchase at or by phone at 1-800-970-SEAT.

Hockey Canada also announced one roster change for the development camp. 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medalist Stefan Della Rovere (Maple, Ont./Barrie, OHL), a forward, will not be taking part in on-ice sessions de to a shoulder injury, but will be in attendance at the camp to take part in off-ice activities. Forward Cody Eakin (Winnipeg, Man./Swift Current, WHL) has been added to the camp roster to fill the open spot.

Live video and archives on-demand of both Red-White games (August 8, 9) at the National Junior Team development camp will be available for purchase exclusively through FastHockey on the new Hockey Canada TV platform at

NOTE TO MEDIA: Media will require appropriate media identification (eg. business card, CHL media card) to obtain accreditation for the National Junior Team development camp. Media can access the CUC through Ramp # 1, to the left of the main CUC entrance). Media availability with players and staff will be after practices and games.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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