Friday, May 29, 2009

Eberle, Teubert & Weal invited to Canadian Camps


Eberle and Teubert Back for a Second Time

Calgary, Alberta – World Junior gold medallists, Jordan Eberle and Colten Teubert, have been invited back to the National Junior Team development summer camp for the second straight year. The camp is from August 5th-10th in Saskatoon.

Eberle was a star for Canada in their run towards a fifth straight gold medal, scoring the thrilling game tying goal against the Russians in the semi-final and then scoring the shoot-out winner in the same game.

Teubert was a part of Canada’s number one defensive pairing, and was key in shutting down Sweden in the gold medal final with his usual rough and abrasive style of play.

Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced on Friday roster details for Canada’s National Junior Team development camp in Saskatoon, Sask., from August 5-10. Forty-one skaters (defencemen and forwards) have been identified to attend the camp. Goaltenders will be named in mid-June.

Among the 41 players invited, 11 played in the Western Hockey League during the 2008-09 season, including 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medalists Jordan Eberle (Regina Pats), Evader Kane (Vancouver Giants), Tyler Myers (Kelowna Rockets) and Colten Teubert (Regina Pats). Of the players selected to participate at Canada’s National Junior Team Development Camp, 12 are eligible for the upcoming 2009 NHL Entry Draft including Western Hockey League NHL Top Prospects Jared Cowen (Spokane Chiefs), Scott Glennie (Brandon Wheat Kings), Evander Kane (Vancouver Giants) and Brayden Schenn (Brandon Wheat Kings). In the past 10 years WHL players have made up 40% of Team Canada’s National Junior roster and 60% of Team Canada’s defence corp.

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Jordan Weal named to U-18 Selection Camp

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced on Thursday the roster of forty players that will be taking part in the Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp in Calgary from August 1-4.

The players, born in 1992 or later, were selected by Hockey Canada head scout Al Murray, in consultation with head coach Dave Lowry (Calgary, WHL) and assistant coaches Chris DePiero (Oshawa, OHL) and Mark Holick (Kootenay, WHL). Murray evaluated these players over the course of the 2008-09 season, following them along with numerous other candidates for the program during league play, as well as at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Port Alberni, B.C.

“This will be a very competitive camp with great depth at all positions,” said Murray. “I give credit to the Canadian Hockey League and all the parents, minor hockey coaches and volunteers who have helped these players get to this level.”

At the conclusion of the selection camp, the coaching staff will select a roster of 22 players that will represent Canada at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka in the Czech Republic and Slovakia from August 11-15.

I must say I am proud of the guys getting the selection camp invites. Hopefully they have great camps and have a chance to be impact players for the WJ's and the U-18's. I can't wait for the season to start.