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Bianconi, Power & Vierling Invited to Hockey Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp

 

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has invited 111 players to participate in Canada’s national under-17 development camp, set to take place July 21-27 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Michael Bianconi, Owen Power and Evan Vierling are three players that were drafted by the Flint Firebirds in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection that were among the invited skaters.

Current Firebirds’ Luke Cavallin and Ethan Keppen were invited last year and Dennis Busby, Ty Dellandrea, Hunter Holmes and Jack Wismer were invites two years ago.

For the duration of the week-long camp, the players – 12 goaltenders, 36 defencemen, and 63 forwards – will be split into six teams for on- and off-ice training, fitness testing, practices, intrasquad games, and classroom sessions.

Brad McEwen, head scout for Hockey Canada, was responsible for all player selections, with assistance from regional scouts Carl Bouchard (Quebec), Barclay Branch (Ontario), Barclay Parneta (West), Darren Sutherland (Atlantic), and Darrell Woodley (Ontario), as well as member representatives.

“The national under-17 development camp provides a unique opportunity for players to learn about what it takes to be part of Team Canada alongside the best young talent in the country,” said Shawn Bullock, Hockey Canada’s senior manager of hockey operations and men’s national teams. “The players are here with the ultimate goal of wearing the Team Canada jersey in international competition, and we are supporting them in that goal by providing the on- and off-ice experiences they need to develop and grow as high-performance athletes.”

Following the development camp, players will continue to be evaluated through the early season before 66 are named to one of three Canadian national teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White – who will compete at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge scheduled for Nov. 3-10 in Saint John and Quispamsis, N.B.

This year, all 111 players have been drafted by Canadian Hockey League teams, including 54 from the Ontario Hockey League, 29 from the Western Hockey League, and 28 from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Media accreditation for the Team Canada Summer Showcase taking place at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre that includes Canada’s national under-17 development camp can be requested online. The full camp schedule will be available at a later date at HockeyCanada.ca.

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow through social media on FacebookTwitter and Twitter.com/HC_Men.

OHL PROSPECTS INVITED TO UNDER-17 DEVELOPMENT CAMP:

* – first round selection

Goaltenders:
Tye Austin (Peterborough Petes)
Will Cranley (Ottawa 67’s)
Tristan Lennox (Saginaw Spirit)
Matt Onuska (Kingston Frontenacs)
Joe Vrbetic (North Bay Battalion)

Defencemen:
Kyle Aucoin (Sudbury Wolves)
Jack Bar (Peterborough Petes)
Alec Belanger (Ottawa 67’s)
Michael Bianconi (Flint Firebirds)
Nolan Dillingham-Morelli (Sarnia Sting)
Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters)*
Lleyton Moore (Niagara IceDogs)*
Jake Murray (Kingston Frontenacs)*
Ryan O’Rourke (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)*
Owen Power (Flint Firebirds)
Michael Renwick (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Ben Roger (London Knights)
Pacey Schlueting (North Bay Battalion)*
Donovan Sebrango (Kitchener Rangers)
Nolan Seed (Owen Sound Attack)*
Zack Terry (Guelph Storm)
Jack Thompson (Sudbury Wolves)

Forwards:
Colby Ambrosio (Ottawa 67’s)
Josh Barnes (Owen Sound Attack)
Cameron Butler (Peterborough Petes)
Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves)*
Ethan Cardwell (Saginaw Spirit)
Ty Collins (Guelph Storm)
Will Cuylle (Peterborough Petes)*
George Diaco (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Luke Evangelista (London Knights)*
Jean-Luc Foudy (Windsor Spitfires)*
Stephen Halliday (Niagara IceDogs)
James Hardie (Mississauga Steelheads)*
Isaac Langdon (Kitchener Rangers)
Matthew Maggio (Ottawa 67’s)
Kyle McDonald (Windsor Spitfires)
Sean McGurn (London Knights)
Dawson McKinney (Oshawa Generals)
Logan Morrison (Hamilton Bulldogs)*
Sahil Panwar (London Knights)
Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit)*
Jacob Perreault (Sarnia Sting)*
Cameron Peters (North Bay Battalion)
Riley Piercey (Barrie Colts)*
William Portokalis (Mississauga Steelheads)
Dylan Robinson (Oshawa Generals)
Eric Russell (Barrie Colts)
Spencer Smith (Guelph Storm)
Cameron Tolnai (Ottawa 67’s)*
Ty Tullio (Oshawa Generals)*
Reid Valade (Kitchener Rangers)*
Evan Vierling (Flint Firebirds)*
Davis Young (Hamilton Bulldogs)

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