The Hurricanes are excited to announce that center, Reid Duke, and defenseman, Ryan Pilon, have been invited to Hockey Canada’s U18 Summer Camp!
Calgary, Alberta, Duke is a 6’0, 185 pound center man and finished his rookie
campaign in the 2012-2013 season with 24 points (8G, 16A) and a +8 plus/minus
rating in 57 games. From Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, Pilon is a 6’2, 197 pound
defenseman who was also in his rookie year with the Hurricanes and finished with
28 points (5G, 23A) and evened out at 0 on his plus/minus rating in 57
Calgary, AB – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian
Hockey League, announced Wednesday the 42 players who have been invited to
attend Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, July 25-29
at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto, Ont.
The roster includes four
goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 24 forwards.
The players, born in 1996,
were selected by Ryan Jankowski, head scout for the men’s Program of Excellence,
in consultation with head coach Dale Hunter (Petrolia, Ont./London, OHL),
assistant coaches Dominique Ducharme (Joliette, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) and D.J.
Smith (Windsor, Ont./Oshawa, OHL), and the Program of Excellence management
group, including Mark Hunter (Petrolia, Ont./London, OHL).
are the cream of the crop of under-18 talent in Canada, and it’s going to be
exciting to see them battle for 22 roster spots,” Jankowski said. “As it is
every year, there were some tough decisions to get down to 42, and they will be
even tougher decisions to finalize the roster.”
The camp roster includes
15 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 15 from the Western Hockey League and
nine from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In total, 39 players (four
goaltenders, 13 defencemen and 22 forwards) competed at the 2012 World Under-17
Hockey Challenge, and two players (Sam Bennett and Roland McKeown) helped
Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team win a gold medal as underagers at the 2013
IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia.
Of the 42
players who have been invited to the selection camp, 22 will be selected for
Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, which will play in the 2013
Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, scheduled for Aug. 5-10 in Piestany,
Slovakia and Breclav, Czech Republic, a tournament Canada has won five years in
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)