Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is pleased to announce that three Mississauga Steelheads players are amongst the 30 players and 10 hockey operations staff members from across the OHL have been invited to upcoming Hockey Canada functions throughout the summer and into the fall months. Forward Luke Misa has been invited to the the National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp. Defenceman Ethan Del Mastro and forward Luca Del Bel Belluz have been invited to the National Junior Team Summer Camp.
17 OHL PLAYERS INVITED TO CANADA’S NATIONAL MEN’S SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM SELECTION CAMP
Hockey Canada has invited 44 players, including 17 from the Ontario Hockey League, to participate in Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, set to take place this July at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
As part of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, 44 players – four goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 26 forwards – will compete for an opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Red Deer, Alta. The selection camp, which takes place July 20-23, will include a variety of on- and off-ice sessions. Following the selection of the final roster on July 24, Team Canada will play a pair of games against Red and White teams from Canada’s National Junior Team summer camp.
Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont.) , Hockey Canada’s director of player personnel, led the player selection process with assistance from Tyler Dietrich (Vancouver, B.C.), senior manager of hockey operations, and Byron Bonora (Brooks, Alta.), manager of hockey operations and U17 head scout.
The player selection process also included Peter Anholt (Prince Albert, Sask./Lethbridge, WHL) and James Boyd (Mississauga, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) of the Program of Excellence management group, and the Canadian Hockey League general managers committee, made up of Pierre Cloutier (Rouyn-Noranda, Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL), Kirt Hill (Winnipeg, Man./Edmonton, WHL), Jim Hulton (Wolfe Island, Ont./Charlottetown, QMJHL), John Paddock (Oak River, Man./Regina, WHL), Barclay Parneta (Saskatoon, Sask./Vancouver, WHL), Cam Russell (Halifax, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) and Steve Staios (Hamilton, Ont./Hamilton, OHL).
“We are excited to bring together a group of 44 athletes with a solid foundation of junior and international experience for selection camp,” said Millar. “As our players are preparing to compete in short-term competition, we know all 44 players will come to camp ready to compete for a spot on the team and the opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf in international competition.”
OHL Players Invited to Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp:
Mason Vaccari (Kingston Frontenacs)
Beau Akey (Barrie Colts)
Cam Allen (Guelph Storm)
Oliver Bonk (London Knights)
Alexis Daviault (Sarnia Sting)
Denver Barkey (London Knights)
Colby Barlow (Owen Sound Attack)
Cole Brown (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Nick Lardis (Peterborough Petes)
Ethan Miedema (Windsor Spitfires)
Marco Mignosa (Soo Greyhounds)
Luke Misa (Mississauga Steelheads)
Luca Pinelli (Ottawa 67’s)
Carson Rehkopf (Kitchener Rangers)
Calum Ritchie (Oshawa Generals)
Matthew Soto (Kingston Frontenacs)
Angus MacDonell (Sarnia Sting)
Assistant Coach – Alan Letang (Sarnia Sting)
Athletic Therapist – Andrew Sachkiw (North Bay Battalion)
Equipment Manager – Dan Buckland (Sudbury Wolves)
13 OHL PLAYERS INVITED TO CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SUMMER CAMP
44 players – 4 goaltenders, 14 defenseman and 26 forwards, including 13 OHL players, will also be on the ice in Calgary for Canada’s National Junior Team summer camp, set for July 23-27.
The camp roster features 26 players that have been selected in the NHL Draft, including eight first-round picks: Nolan Allan (CHI), Brandt Clarke (LAK), Corson Ceulemans (CBJ), Zach Dean (VGK), Wyatt Johnston (DAL), Zachary L’Heureux (NSH), Brennan Othmann (NYR) and Chase Stillman (NJD).
“This is an exciting first step as we begin preparations for the upcoming season and the opportunity to compete at the 2023 World Juniors on home ice in Halifax and Moncton this December,” Millar added. “We are excited about this group of players, and we look forward to returning to the ice for a highly-competitive camp to kick off a new season.”
Canada’s National Junior Team summer camp staff will feature six experienced coaches from across the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), including Shaun Clouston (Viking, Alta./Kamloops, WHL), Steve Hartley (Hawkesbury, Ont./Drummondville, QMJHL) , Jim Hulton (Kingston, Ont./Charlottetown, QMJHL), Brent Kisio (Calgary, Alta./Lethbridge, WHL), Brad Lauer (Humboldt, Sask./Edmonton, WHL) and Ryan Oulahen (Newmarket, Ont./North Bay, OHL).
13 OHL Players Invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Camp:
Ben Gaudreau (Sarnia Sting)
Brandt Clarke (Barrie Colts)
Ethan Del Mastro (Mississauga Steelheads)
Christian Kyrou (Erie Otters)
Jack Matier (Ottawa 67’s)
Jack Beck (Ottawa 67’s)
Josh Bloom (Saginaw Spirit)
Luca Del Bel Belluz (Mississauga Steelheads)
Wyatt Johnston (Windsor Spitfires)
Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds)
Tucker Robertson (Peterborough Petes)
Chase Stillman (Peterborough Petes)
Ryan Winterton (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Camp Coach – Ryan Oulahen (North Bay Battalion)
Hockey Canada announced in May that the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship will be held in Halifax, N.S., and Moncton, N.B., Dec. 26, 2022 to Jan. 5, 2023.
OHL HOCKEY OPERATIONS STAFF TO LEAD NATIONAL UNDER-17 TEAMS
Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that 15 hockey operations staff members, including seven from the OHL, will guide their three National Under-17 Teams at the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley and Delta, BC from November 5-12.
“The under-17 program is the first step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, and we are excited to welcome 15 coaches from across the CHL to help introduce the country’s top young players to our program,” said Millar, director of player personnel with Hockey Canada. “All 15 coaches bring a unique skill set, combining international and junior hockey experience, and we look forward to the coaching staff helping deliver a world-class camp for all participants.”
Six OHL Hockey Operations Staff Members to lead National Under-17 Teams:
Coaching staffs to be finalized in coming months
Head Coach – Greg Walters (Owen Sound Attack)
Assistant Coach – Jordan Smith (Soo Greyhounds)
Assistant Coach – Rick Steadman (London Knights)
Assistant Coach – Chad Wiseman (Guelph Storm)
Goaltending Coach – Franky Palazzese (Sarnia Sting)
Video Coach – Nick Biamonte (Guelph Storm)
The coaching staff will oversee and lead 100 players at Canada’s national under-17 development camp, set for July 10-16 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The staffs will also lead Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White at the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley and Delta, B.C., Nov. 5-12.
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