Four Petes prospects have been invited to attend the Canadian National Under-17 Development Camp (July 21-27)
Will Cuylle (1st round, 3rd overall), Cameron Butler (2nd round, 27th overall), Tye Austin (3rd round, 43rd overall), and Jack Bar (3rd round, 52nd overall) are among 111 players who will suit up from July 21 to 27 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. For the duration of the week-long camp, they’ll be split between six teams for on- and off-ice training, fitness testing, practices, intrasquad games, and classroom sessions.
“The national under-17 development camp provides a unique opportunity for players to learn about what it takes to be part of Team Canada alongside the best young talent in the country,” said Shawn Bullock, Hockey Canada’s senior manager of hockey operations and men’s national teams. “The players are here with the ultimate goal of wearing the Team Canada jersey in international competition, and we are supporting them in that goal by providing the on- and off-ice experiences they need to develop and grow as high-performance athletes.”
Following the development camp, players will continue to be evaluated through the early season before 66 are named to one of three Canadian national teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White – who will compete at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge scheduled for Nov. 3-10 in Saint John and Quispamsis, N.B.
Butler and Austin recently committed to playing in the OHL for the Petes.