Brandon’s Daemon Hunt, Roblin’s Jakob Brook and Winnipeg’s Seth Jarvis have all received invites to participate at the U-18 Canadian selection camp running from July 26th-30th at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, AB. Amongst the 44 invitees, the three Manitobans will also be joined by the Brandon Wheat Kings’ Ridly Greig and the ICE’s Connor McLennon.
Daemon Hunt – Brandon, 2002-born, Defenceman, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jakob Brook – Roblin, 2002-born, Forward, Prince Albert Raiders
Seth Jarvis – Winnipeg, 2002-born, Forward, Portland Winterhawks
Ridly Greig – Lethbridge, AB, 2002-born, Forward, Brandon Wheat Kings
Connor McLennon – Wainright, AB, 2002-born Forward, Winnipeg ICE
The five-day camp will serve as an opportunity for 44 of Canada’s best male hockey players aged 18 or under to showcase their talent as a way to earning a place on the Canadian team that will play at the 2019 Gretzky-Hlinka Cup in Czech Republic and Slovakia from August 5th-10th. The Canadians will play Finland, Switzerland and Czech Republic in the round robin before potentially advancing to the bronze or gold medal games.
The 2019 Canadian U-18 team will be looking to defend its 2018 gold medal. Canada has earned a gold medal in 22 of its 28 appearances in the under-18 tournament.