Under-18 selection camp roster unveiled
Hockey Canada revealed their Under-18 selection camp roster on Wednesday June, 25.
In it’s partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, Hockey Canada has invited 44 players to attend the summer camp, 10 of which play in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Quebec Remparts’ netminder, Callum Booth, and the Rimouski Oceanic’s Olivier Tremblay will compete with two goaltenders from the Western Hockey Leauge for the oppurtunity to backstop Team Canada at the upcoming 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
Five QMJHL defencemen will battle for spots on the Canadian blueline: Guillaume Brisebois of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, Olivier Galipeau of the defending President’s Cup champion Val-d’Or Foreurs, Nicolas Meloche of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, Philippe Myers of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and Jérémy Roy of the Sherbrooke Phoenix.
Just three QMJHL based forwards were invited to camp: Shawinigan Cataractes’ Anthony Beauvillier, Saint John Sea Dogs’ Nathan Noel, and former first overall pick, Chicoutimi Sagueneens’ centre Nicolas Roy.
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada’s Joel Bouchard (management group) and the Drakkar’s Eric Veilleux represent the QMJHL as members of the club’s staff.
Camp is set to begin on August, 2 and run through August, 5. The tournament, held in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia, will commence on August, 11 finishing up on August, 16.