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Dellandrea invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has announced that Flint Firebirds forward Ty Dellandrea is one of 43 players who will wear the Maple Leaf at Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp, July 27 to Aug. 4 in Plymouth, Mich. This camp is the annual initial step to making Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp in December and the prestigious 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship (World Juniors) in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic.

“We’d like to congratulate Ty on his invitation to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp,” said Flint Firebirds Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Barclay Branch. “It’s an honor to receive this invitation and we wish him best of luck at camp.”

The Firebirds will now have players competing at all three of Hockey Canada’s levels this summer: Brennan Othmann & Braeden Kressler at Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp, Evan Vierling at Canada’s National Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp and Dellandrea at Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.

The five goaltenders, 13 defensemen and 25 forwards will be split into two teams – Red and White. The Canadians will play four games in Plymouth, taking on the United States twice in addition to singles against Finland and Sweden.

Dellandrea, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward from Port Perry, Ont., was selected by the Firebirds in the first-round (5th overall) of the 2016 OHL Draft. Last June, he became the first Flint Firebird to be selected in the first round of an NHL Draft when he was picked by the Dallas Stars 13th overall. Dellandrea signed a three-year NHL entry-level contract with the Stars after playing in his first NHL pre-season game last September. During the 2018-19 season, he totaled 63 points (22G, 41A) in 60 games.

On the international level, Dellandrea was one of just three under-aged players to be selected for Canada’s National Men’s U-18 Team for the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia. He also played a key role on Canada’s National Men’s Summer U-18 Team that claimed gold at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in Břeclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia last August. Dellandrea tallied five points (2G, 3A), including a plus-5 rating in five games, and was named an assistant captain for Canada’s National Men’s U-18 Team at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. Most recently, Ty competed in Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Check Selection Camp last December.

All 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship games are televised internationally across North America on TSN (English) & RDS (French) throughout Canada and on the NHL Network (English) throughout the United States. Additionally, all games are broadcast live on the TSN radio network in Canada and on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio throughout North America.

Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), head scout for the Program of Excellence, and POE management group member Mark Hunter (Petrolia, Ont./London, OHL) put the roster together, and will continue to monitor the athletes through the start of the 2019-20 season ahead of Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp and the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic.

“We’re very pleased with the group that will be brought together in Plymouth,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams. “This is a development opportunity for some of the younger athletes, and it’s a great opportunity for our coaching staff and players to start developing a solid relationship ahead of the World Juniors.”

The roster for Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp includes:

  • Six players who were a part of Canada’s 2019 National Junior Team at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship (Dobson, Hayton, Lafrenière, McIsaac, Smith, Veleno)
  • 15 players who participated in the 2018 Sport Chek World Junior Showcase in Kamloops, B.C. (Addison, Bahl, Bernard-Docker, Dellandrea, Dobson, Foudy, Hayton, Lavoie, McIsaac, Noel, Rodrigue, Smith, Thomas, Veleno, Woo)
  • Eight players who won gold with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (Barron, Byram, Cozens, Dach, Krebs, Lafrenière, Schneider, Suzuki)

13 OHL PLAYERS INVITED TO CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMP:

Goaltenders:
Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)

Defencemen:
Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s)
Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads)

Forwards:
Riley Damiani (Kitchener Rangers)
Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds)
Aidan Dudas (Owen Sound Attack)
Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Barrett Hayton (Soo Greyhounds)
Allan McShane (Oshawa Generals)
Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals)
Ryan Suzuki (Barrie Colts)
Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)
Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs)

Head Coach: Dale Hunter (London Knights)
Assistant Coach: Andre Tourigny (Ottawa 67’s)

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