Hockey Canada has announced that 51 players have been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp, July 28-Aug. 4 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary. Among the 51 include 14 Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) alumni.
The 51 players will be competing for a spot on the Canadian World Junior team which will compete at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton and Red Deer from Dec. 26, 2021 to Jan. 5, 2022.
Dylan Garand and Kaiden Guhle are two of five returning players from last year’s team looking to revenge their loss to the United States in the 2021 gold medal game.
The 13 CSSHL alumni participating in the camp include:
- Corson Ceulemans – OHA Edmonton (Brooks Bandits/AJHL)
- Dylan Garand – Delta Hockey Academy (Kamloops Blazers/WHL)
- Dylan Guenther – Northern Alberta Xtreme (Edmonton Oil Kings/WHL)
- Kaiden Guhle – OHA Edmonton (Prince Albert Raiders/WHL)
- Seth Jarvis – RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (Portland Winterhawks)
- Kent Johnson – BWC Academy (University of Michigan/NCAA)
- Carson Lambos – RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (Winnipeg Ice/WHL)
- Connor McClennon – Pursuit of Excellence/Northern Alberta Xtreme (Winnipeg Ice/WHL)
- Jake Neighbours – Pursuit of Excellence (Edmonton Oil Kings/WHL)
- Cole Sillinger – Okanagan Hockey Academy (Medicine Hat Tigers/WHL)
- Justin Sourdif – Delta Hockey Academy (Vancouver Giants/WHL)
- Logan Stankoven – Yale Hockey Academy (Kamloops Blazers/WHL)
- Olen Zellweger – OHA Edmonton (Everett Silvertips/WHL)
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Jack Finley (Pursuit of Excellence) of the Spokane Chiefs was the 14th CSSHL alumni invited to the camp but is unable to participate due to injury.
Ceulemans, Guenther, Stankoven, and Zellweger all captured gold with Canada at the U18 World Championships in Texas back at the beginning of May 2021. Sillinger was initially named to the U18 team but was unable to participate due to COVID-19 protocols.
McClennon, Neighbours, Jarvis and Sourdif have all previously represented Canada alongside Garand and Guhle at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup where they would win a silver medal.
You can view the full roster here.