Peterborough Petes goaltenders Dylan Wells and Hunter Jones are two of thirty netminders invited to attend the annual Hockey Canada Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp taking place June 9-11 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.
The camp brings together some of best netminding talent in the nation with top Canadian instructors from across North America, and kicks off the evaluation period for summer development and selection camps at the under-17, under-18, and under-20 levels.
Wells attended the camp last summer, and in 2015 competed as the number one goaltender for Team Canada at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka under-18 World Championship, backstopping the team to a gold medal and being named player of the game in two of the three games he played. Wells is being considered, along with six other goaltenders, for one of two spots on Canada’s national under-20 team.
Jones also has a history on the national stage. He has twice won silver – with Team Canada East at the 2016 World Junior A Hockey Challenge, and with Team Canada Black at the 2016 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge. He, as well as six others, are vying for a role on Canada’s national under-18 team.