Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Petes centre Jonathan Ang has been invited to attend Canada’s 2018 National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp from Tuesday, December 12 through Friday, December 15 in St. Catharines, ON.
Ang will compete with 31 other players, including 4 goalies, 10 defencemen, and 18 forwards during the selection camp. The camp includes games against a team of U Sports All-Stars on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14, and an exhibition game against Denmark on Friday, December 15 before the final roster is announced. Canada opens the World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo on Tuesday, December 26 against Finland.
“It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to attend selection camp,” commented Ang. “Growing up and watching the World Juniors every year, it’s an unbelievable feeling to be considered for this year’s National Junior Team and to be given a chance to represent our country.”
This season, Ang has registered 14 goals, 19 assists, 33 points, and 55 penalty minutes in 28 games with the Petes. He is currently tied for the lead league in shorthanded goals (3).
Ang recently signed an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers, who drafted him in the 4th round, 94th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He was selected in the 1st round, 9th overall by the Peterborough Petes in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection.
See Jonathan and the rest of the Peterborough Petes in action on Thursday, December 7 for the annual Teddy Bear Toss Night. Game tickets are available starting at $8 through the Collins Barrow PMC Box Office, online, or by phone at (705) 743-3561.
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