Ethan Del Mastro and Owen Beck invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp

Ontario Hockey League

Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League is proud to recognize five OHL players named to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp that takes place from December 9-12 at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Two of the players selected, Peterborough Petes forward Brennan Othmann and Mississauga Steelheads defenceman Ethan Del Mastro, were members of Canada’s gold medal-winning National Junior Team this past August in Edmonton, Alta.

Del Mastro’s Mississauga Steelheads teammate Owen Beck is also included on the 29-player Selection Camp roster along with Ottawa 67’s blueliner Jack Matier. Sarnia Sting netminder Ben Gaudreau is one of four goaltenders invited to camp.

Othmann, Del Mastro, Matier and Gaudreau were all members of Canada’s gold medal-winning National Under-18 Team at the 2021 U18 Worlds in Frisco and Plano, Texas.

Sarnia Sting Head Coach Alan Letang will serve as an Assistant Coach with Canada’s National Junior Team, with GM James Boyd of the Ottawa 67’s returning as part of the Management Group. Support staff includes Athletic Therapist Andy Brown (Owen Sound Attack), Equipment Manager Chris Cook (Hamilton Bulldogs), Strength & Conditioning Coach Sean Young (Ottawa 67’s) and Security Liaison Bob Martin (London Knights).

OHL Players Invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp:

Ben Gaudreau (Sarnia Sting)

Ethan Del Mastro (Mississauga Steelheads)

Jack Matier (Ottawa 67’s)

Owen Beck (Mississauga Steelheads)

Brennan Othmann (Peterborough Petes)

Following selection camp, Canada’s National Junior Team will name its final roster for the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship on Dec. 12.

Canada’s National Junior Team will also hold a five-day training camp at the Garcelon Civic Centre in St. Stephen, N.B., from Dec. 14-18 in preparation for the 2023 World Juniors before taking on Switzerland, Slovakia and Finland in pre-tournament action.

The 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Boxing Day with four games, including Canada taking on Czechia at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax at 7:30 p.m. AT. TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will once again provide extensive coverage of the event, broadcasting all 31 tournament games, as well as all three Team Canada pre-tournament games. TSN Radio will also provide comprehensive tournament coverage.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit, or follow along via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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