CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has introduced a roster of 113 gamers invited to its digital nationwide under-17 improvement camp, set for July 19-25, in addition to the teaching staffs that can lead Canada’s nationwide males’s under-17 groups on the 2020 World Beneath-17 Hockey Problem, introduced by TELUS, in Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I., in November.
12 goaltenders, 37 defencemen and 64 forwards will likely be cut up into six groups for the week-long digital camp, taking part in a wide range of classes with a deal with participant improvement via on-line schooling.
Included on this record are Sting prospects Matthew Morden & Ryder McIntyre. Morden, a Burlington, ON Native was chosen within the 2nd spherical (34th general) this previous April. The 6’3â³ 190 lbs. defenceman, performed final season with the Toronto Titans of the GTHL. McIntyre was the third spherical choice (51st general) by the Sting on this previous OHL Precedence Choice. The 6’3â³ native of Stouffville, ON was an enormous piece of the puzzle for the Ajax-Pickering Raiders minor midget group this previous season.
Behind the bench, Kelly Buchberger (Langenburg, Sask./Tri-Metropolis, WHL) will head Crew Canada White, with Stéphane Julien (Shawinigan, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) main Crew Canada Black and Chris Lazary (Toronto/Saginaw, OHL) serving as head coach of Crew Canada Purple.
Becoming a member of Buchberger’s workers will likely be assistant coaches Maxime Desruisseaux (Victoriaville, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) and Chad Wiseman (Burlington, Ont./Guelph, OHL), whereas Josh Hepditch (Fredericton, N.B./Moncton, QMJHL) and Ryan Kuwabara (Hamilton, Ont./Flint, OHL) will work with Julien, and Kris Mallette (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) and Brad Yetman (Mount Pearl, N.L./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) will help Lazary.
“The nationwide under-17 improvement camp is the primary stage in introducing these athletes to the Program of Excellence, and it’s a nice alternative for them to develop as gamers and be taught what it takes to put on the Maple Leaf,” mentioned Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of nationwide groups with Hockey Canada. “Our three under-17 groups are very lucky to have these 9 skilled coaches, and we all know our teaching and assist staffs will embrace the chance to information the event of the highest younger gamers in Canada.”
Buchberger has spent two seasons as head coach of the Tri-Metropolis Individuals of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He beforehand served as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders (2017-18) and held numerous positions with the Edmonton Oilers from 2008-17, together with six seasons as an assistant coach (2008-14). Buchberger twice gained the Stanley Cup with the Oilers as a participant, in 1987 and 1990, and represented Canada 3 times on the IIHF World Championship, profitable gold in 1994 and silver in 1996.
Julien gained the Trophée Ron-Lapointe as QMJHL coach of the yr this season, his fourth with the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the Quebec Main Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He took over the pinnacle coach place through the 2015-16 season after serving greater than three seasons as an assistant coach with the Phoenix (2012-15). Julien served as an assistant coach with Canada’s Nationwide Males’s Beneath-18 Crew on the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship and, as a participant, gained the Spengler Cup in 2000 and Deutschland Cup in 2008 with Crew Canada.
Lazary was promoted to move coach of the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in November 2018 after greater than two seasons (2016-18) as an affiliate coach with Saginaw and two seasons (2014-16) as an assistant coach with the Sarnia Sting (OHL). Previous to his Canadian Hockey League (CHL) teaching profession, he spent two seasons (2010-12) as an assistant coach with the St. Michael’s Buzzers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and one season (2012-13) as an assistant with York College.
Desruisseaux was employed as affiliate coach of the Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) in Could 2020, returning to Victoriaville after spending six seasons with the Tigres as an assistant coach (2013-19). He’ll make his second look with the under-17 program; he was an assistant coach with Crew Canada White on the 2019 World Beneath-17 Hockey Problem.
Wiseman is getting into his third season with the Guelph Storm (OHL), second as affiliate coach, having helped the group to the OHL championship in 2019. He started his teaching profession as head coach of the New York Riveters of the Nationwide Ladies’s Hockey League in 2015, profitable the Isobel Cup with the group (renamed the Metropolitan Riveters) in 2018.
Hepditch has spent the previous three seasons (2017-20) as an assistant coach with the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL). He additionally coached the Amherst Ramblers (2014-15) and St. Stephen County Aces (2015-17) of the Maritime Hockey League (MHL), and served as a visitor coach at Canada’s nationwide under-17 improvement camp in 2019.
Kuwabara lately accomplished his first season as an affiliate coach with the Flint Firebirds (OHL) after two seasons (2017-19) as an assistant with the Saginaw Spirit (OHL). He served as a video coach with Crew Canada White on the 2018 World Beneath-17 Hockey Problem, and was a visitor coach at U17 camp in 2019. As a participant, Kuwabara competed within the 1998 Olympic Winter Video games and 5 IIHF World Championships with Japan.
Mallette was named head coach of the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) in March 2020, having joined the Rockets as an assistant coach forward of the 2014-15 season. His teaching profession additionally included stops with the Vernon Vipers (BCHL) and the North Okanagan Knights (KIJHL). Mallette was drafted 62nd general by the Philadelphia Flyers within the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
Yetman is getting into his second season as an assistant coach with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) after two seasons (2017-19) as head coach of the East Coast Blizzard of the Newfoundland and Labrador Main Midget League (NLMMHL). He returns to the under-17 program after serving as a visitor coach at U17 camp in 2019. As a participant, he represented Crew Atlantic on the 2008 World Beneath-17 Hockey Problem.
The assist workers that can work with the three Canadians groups on the 2020 World Beneath-17 Hockey Problem, introduced by TELUS, consists of:
– Administrators of operations Connor Cameron (Summerside, P.E.I.), Kirt Hill (Winnipeg, Man./Edmonton, WHL) and Nick Sinclair (Fenelon Falls, Ont.) and
– Video coaches Noah Bucholtz (Peterborough, Ont./Peterborough, OHL), Elliott Mondou (Grand-Mère, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL), and Landon Watson (Neilburg, Sask./Regina, WHL)
– Goaltending consultants Paul Drew (Merlin, Ont./Charlottetown, QMJHL), Charles McTavish (Ottawa/Ottawa, OHL) and Dany Sabourin (Val-d’Or, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL)
– Psychological efficiency consultants Kyle McDonald (Regina, Sask.), Ashwin Patel (Guelph, Ont./Guelph, OHL) and Connor Primeau (Cornwall, Ont.)
– Tools managers Chico Dhanjal (Saskatoon, Sask./Prince George, WHL), Clayton Johns (Shelburne, Ont./Barrie, OHL) and Andrew MacNeill (Charlottetown, P.E.I./Charlottetown, QMJHL)
– Athletic therapists Andrew Oddy (Hudson, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL), Andrew Sachkiw (Winnipeg, Man./North Bay, OHL) and Chris Trivieri (Welland, Ont./Niagara, OHL)
– Crew physicians Dr. Ben Cameron (Summerside, P.E.I./Lethbridge, WHL), Dr. R.J. MacKenzie (Albert Bridge, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) and Dr. Wanda Millard (London, Ont./London, OHL)
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