SAINT JOHN – Six Saint John Sea Dogs prospects have been invited to Hockey Canada’s Under-17 Development Camp, which will take place next month on Calgary.
All six players were selected by the Sea Dogs in this year’s QMJHL Entry Draft. They are: forwards Josh Lawrence (first round, 15th overall) and Dawson Stairs (seventh round, 109th overall); defencemen William Villeneuve (first round, second overall), Jeremie Poirier (first round, eighth overall) and Charlie DesRoches (second round, 32nd overall); and goaltender Mathias Savoie (fourth round, 62nd overall) have all been invited to the camp.
111 players were invited to the camp – 28 of whom have been drafted into the QMJHL.
The camp will be used to help determine which Canadian players will represent their country in November’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which will take place in Saint John and Quispamsis. There will be three Canadian teams in the event.
“We are very proud of our six Sea Dogs selected for the Hockey Canada U-17 Development Camp,” said Sea Dogs President and General Manager Trevor Georgie. “We have the most players attending out of any team, not just in our league, but across the country. It’s particularly special given that the tournament is right here in Saint John.”
The Development Camp will take place July 21-27 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge takes place Nov. 3-10 at Harbour Station and qplex. You can cheer on Team Canada during the week-long elite tournament for only $99 at www.harbourstation.ca. These special full tournament packages include tickets for all 22 tournament games (exhibition not included) and will only be available until the end of June, when the new packages will be released. Secure your seats today to be part of the exciting action!