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25 GTHL alumni invited to Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp

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.

Of the 100 invited, 25 players (four goaltenders, four defencemen, and 17 forwards) represent the Greater Toronto Hockey League. The Toronto Jr. Canadiens (7), Mississauga Senators (4), Markham Majors (3), Vaughan Kings (3), Toronto Marlboros (3), North York Rangers (3), Thunder Bay Kings (1), and Toronto Young Nationals (1) all have graduates attending the camp.

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 classroom sessions.

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 representatives.

“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 fall.”

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.

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence, please visit HockeyCanada.ca.

GTHL ALUMNI 

GOALTENDERS 

  • Carter George – Thunder Bay Kings
  • Jacob Gibbons – Markham Majors
  • Ryerson Leenders – Toronto Young Nationals
  • Landon Miller – Vaughan Kings

DEFENCEMEN 

  • Anthony Cristoforo – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Sam Dickinson – Toronto Marlboros
  • Henry Mews – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Zayne Parekh – Markham Majors

FORWARDS 

  • Jacob Battaglia – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Christopher Brown – North York Rangers
  • Gabriel Frasca – Mississauga Senators
  • Liam Greentree – Markham Majors
  • Michael Hage – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Kevin He – North York Rangers
  • Carter Lowe – Toronto Marlboros
  • Porter Martone – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Michael Misa – Mississauga Senators
  • Sam O’Reilly – Vaughan Kings
  • Kaden Pitre – Vaughan Kings
  • Beckett Sennecke – Toronto Marlboros
  • Malcolm Spence – Mississauga Senators
  • Bode Stewart – Mississauga Senators
  • Antonio Tersigni – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Jack Van Volsen – Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Kieron Walton – North York Rangers

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