Petes goalie Dylan Wells and forward Jonathan Ang have been invited to the Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp in Plymouth, Michigan next month. They are among 42 prospects looking to earn an invitation to December’s National Junior Team selection camp.
On the heels of a successful OHL rookie season, Petes defenceman Declan Chisholm has been named to the National Men’s Under-18 Team selection camp. Chisholm is among 44 players at the five-day selection camp in Calgary, which wraps up on August 2 as the final roster leaves to compete in the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
Wells was selected by the Petes with the 21st overall pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection and was Edmonton’s fifth round, 123rd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He earned the Petes Executive Trophy as MVP in 2016-17, and boasts an impressive Hockey Canada résumé, winning gold at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup and in the 2014 OHL Gold Cup.
Ang was Peterborough’s ninth overall pick in 2014, and was chosen by the Florida Panthers with the 94th selection (fourth round) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He scored 27 goals, 32 assists, and 59 points in 67 games in 2017-18, and added 11 points in 12 playoff games. He was OHL Gold Cup Champion in 2014.
The last Petes player to participate in the World Junior Hockey Championship was Nick Ritchie, who won gold with Canada in 2015. Wells was the last Pete to participate in the Hlinka Memorial.
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