Hockey Canada has invited the country’s top under-18 players to to its National Men’s Under-18 Summer Development Camp, which will take place July 25 to August 4 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation in the Calgary, Alberta area.
In recognition of their strong seasons, defenceman Pier-Olivier Roy and goaltender Charles-Edward Gravel were among those invited to the Camp.
Roy, a native of Adstock, Quebec, capped off a steady rookie campaign for the Victoriavile Tigres in the QMJHL, posting 10 points in 22 games and dressing for all 19 playoff games for the reigning President’s Cup champions, notching 5 points. The 17-year old Gravel broke into his first season in the QMJHL for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, starting 7 games in the regular season before taking on a bigger role in the postseason, where he went 5-2-1 with a 2.83 goals-against-average in 8 games. Both Roy and Gravel are eligible to be selected in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
“This stage of our Summer Showcase is about bringing together the top under-18 players to work and learn from an elite-level coaching staff, giving them the necessary skills for their hockey development to grow and succeed,” announced Alan Millar, Hockey Canada’s director of player personnel. “We have an opportunity to connect with the players through on- and off-ice sessions to give them the tools that will only enhance their skill set as they advance through our program and prepare for the upcoming season.”