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Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp set to Begin in Calgary on Saturday, Aug

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with with the Canadian Hockey League, will host Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp from August 1-4 at the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary.

CLICK HERE FOR RED AND WHITE ROSTERS FOR THE NATIONAL MEN’S SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM SELECTION CAMP

Head coach Bob Boughner (Windsor, Ont./Windsor, OHL), along with assistant coaches Chris Depiero (King City, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) and Mark Holick (Penticton, B.C./Kootenay, WHL), will lead the red and white teams through on-ice practices and three Red-White games. At the conclusion of camp, the coaching staff, along with head scout Al Murray, will select a roster of 22 players to represent Canada at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka from August 11-15 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The final roster will be named the evening of August 4, and the team will depart for Europe the morning of August 5.

Hockey Canada and the CHL also announced one roster change, as goaltender J.P. Anderson (Toronto, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) will not be available for the camp due to an injury. Tyler Bunz (St. Albert, Alta./ Medicine Hat, WHL) will take his place and be at camp on August 1.

CANADA’S NATIONAL MEN’S SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM SELECTION CAMP SCHEDULEAll on-ice sessions will be at the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary and open to the public free of charge.

All times listed are local (Mountain Time)

Saturday, August 1, 2009
5 p.m. Red practice
6:30 p.m. White practice
Sunday, August 2, 2009
10:30 a.m. Red practice
11:30 a.m. White practice
7 p.m. Red vs. White game
Monday, August 3, 2009
10:30 a.m. White practice
11:30 a.m. Red practice
7 p.m. Red vs. White game
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
12 p.m. Red vs. White game

Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team is one of two under-18 teams that Hockey Canada assembles during each season. A second men’s under-18 team will take part in the 2010 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Belarus in April 2010, and will be comprised of available players not involved in playoffs with their respective teams.

The under-18 program, along with the regional under-17 program and the national under-20 program, make up Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, which identifies, evaluates and develops players for international competition.

For more information on Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, visit www.hockeycanada.ca

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Andre Brin
Sr. Manager, Communications/Broadcast
Hockey Canada
(403) 777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca
Chris Jurewicz
Coord., Media Relations
Hockey Canada
(403)777-4552
cjurewicz@hockeycanada.ca
Jason La Rose
Coord., Communications/Content Dev.
Hockey Canada
(403)777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

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