Five MHLers to attend Canada East Selection Camp

Release date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Team Canada East unveils selection camp roster for 2019 World Junior A Challenge
44 players to compete for roster spot at international showcase in northeastern B.C.

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and NHL Central Scouting have identified a list of 44 players who have earned invites to Team Canada East selection camp in advance of the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C.

From Aug. 7-9, 44 Team Canada East hopefuls will gather at the Benson Centre in Cornwall, Ont., for three days of games and practices as part of the evaluation process.

The players were selected from the CJHL’s five eastern Junior A leagues: the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), Ligue de hockey junior AAA du Québec (LHJAAAQ) and Maritime Hockey League (MHL). Team Canada East staff, led by head coach Martin Dagenais (Embrun, Ont./Ottawa, CCHL) and director of operations Mark Grady (Orleans, Ont.), will use the camp to evaluate the prospects before selecting the final roster for the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.

“This marks the first year Team Canada East will host a summer selection camp, which will help the team staff evaluate and select its roster earlier than previous years and continue to evaluate the players throughout the season,” said Brent Ladds, president of the CJHL. “We are excited to start the evaluation process for Team Canada East next week, and we look forward to watching both Canadian teams compete for a gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge in December.”

Team Canada East will kick off the tournament against Russia on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. MT when the World Junior A Challenge heads to Dawson Creek for the first time.

Of the 13 gold medal games at the World Junior A Challenge, 10 have featured at least one Canadian team. Team Canada East will look to earn its first gold medal, having won silver five times (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016) and bronze once (2008).

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Canada East Selection Camp Roster

Name S/C Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club Team
Tristan Gray L 6’0” 175 02/14/00 Bonavista, N.L. Campbellton (MHL)
Sebastian Labora R 6’0” 175 04/07/01 Oakville, Ont. St. Michael’s (OJHL)
Devon Levi L 6’0” 175 12/27/02 Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que. Carleton Place (CCHL)
Cyrus Martin L 6’0” 183 04/12/01 Elmira, Ont. Rockland (CCHL)
Dakota Betts L 6’1” 185 08/21/01 Bowmanville, Ont. Whitby (OJHL)
Philippe Caron L 5’8” 170 07/23/00 Timmins, Ont. Timmins (NOJHL)
Philippe Chapleau L 5’8” 165 06/06/00 Longueuil, Que. Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
Mark Cooper L 5’11” 176 03/01/01 Cambridge, Ont. Carleton Place (CCHL)
Ranvir Gill R 6’1” 181 06/17/03 Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa (CCHL)
Aidan Hilton L 6’4″ 190 08/29/01 Ottawa, Ont. Rockland (CCHL)
David Lafrance L 6’1” 160 05/17/01 Orleans, Ont. Rockland (CCHL)
Zachary Leclerc L 6’0” 163 06/19/00 Sainte-Catherine, Que. Chambly (LHJAAAQ)
Connor McCluskey L 5’9” 161 09/25/01 Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B. South Shore (MHL)
Tucker McIntosh L 5’11” 152 05/20/01 Toronto, Ont. Ottawa (CCHL)
Justin Nolet L 5’11” 180 04/16/01 Mississauga, Ont. Toronto Patriots (OJHL)
Michael Palandra R 6’0” 178 01/01/01 Markham, Ont. Brantford (OJHL)
Kobe Seguin L 6’2” 165 05/01/01 Corbeil, Ont. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
Evan Tanos L 5’11” 177 01/22/01 Richmond Hill, Ont. St. Michael’s (OJHL)
Zach Alchorn R 6’0” 190 06/27/01 Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B. Fredericton (MHL)
Ryan Alexander L 5’10” 181 06/17/02 Toronto, Ont. St. Michael’s (OJHL)
Giordano Biondi L 5’11” 170 08/13/01 Sudbury, Ont. Rayside-Balfour (NOJHL)
Finn Brown R 6’4″ 188 06/04/02 Toronto, Ont. St. Michael’s (OJHL)
Étienne Caron R 5’6″ 141 07/31/01 Val-d’Or, Que. Valleyfield (LHJAAAQ)
Owen Cole L 5’9″ 170 01/29/00 Dunnville, Ont. Ottawa (CCHL)
Cole Craft R 6’1″ 170 06/29/01 North Bay, Ont. Rockland (CCHL)
Tristan Gourdeau L 5’8″ 141 03/19/01 Terrebonne, Que. Saint-Jérôme (LHJAAAQ)
Simon Labelle L 5’9″ 140 09/03/02 Ottawa, Ont. Rockland (CCHL)
Ayrton Martino L 5’10” 167 09/28/02 Toronto, Ont. St. Michael’s (OJHL)
Alton McDermott R 5’10” 155 06/04/01 Oakville, Ont. Oakville (OJHL)
Brodie McDougall R 6’4″ 178 03/10/01 Keswick, Ont. Cobourg (OJHL)
Keegan McMullen L 6’0″ 165 03/19/02 Cambridge, Ont. Timmins (NOJHL)
Ryland Mosley L 5’11” 185 02/15/00 Arnprior, Ont. Carleton Place (CCHL)
Cole O’Hara R 5’10” 155 06/20/02 Richmond Hill, Ont. North York (OJHL)
Ryan O’Hara L 5’10” 163 06/18/01 Oakville, Ont. Oakville (OJHL)
Daniel Panetta L 5’10” 170 05/20/01 Belleville, Ont. Wellington (OJHL)
Justin Paul L 5’11” 185 04/10/00 Thunder Bay, Ont. Georgetown (OJHL)
Kyle Petten L 5’10” 170 01/10/01 Coley’s Point, N.L. Campbellton (MHL)
Ryan Richardson L 5’11” 154 09/04/01 Stittsville, Ont. Smiths Falls (CCHL)
Derek Seguin L 5’10” 176 04/13/00 South Porcupine, Ont. Timmins (NOJHL)
Joshua Spratt R 5’8″ 179 01/29/01 Gananoque, Ont. Brockville (CCHL)
Michael Stegmann L 6’1″ 157 05/25/01 Gatineau, Que. Gatineau (LHJAAAQ)
Keanan Stewart L 6’3″ 187 04/29/00 Conestogo, Ont. Burlington (OJHL)
Matthew Vermaetan L 5’10” 165 01/04/01 Ottawa, Ont. Rockland (CCHL)
Ben Woodhouse R 5’9″ 165 01/18/00 Hamilton, Ont. Wellington (OJHL)
Invited, but unable to participate
Jérémie Hébert (D) L 5’6″ 161 11/19/01 Moncton, N.B. Miramichi (MHL)
Director of Operations Mark Grady Halifax, N.S.
Head Coach Martin Dagenais Embrun, Ont. Ottawa (CCHL)
Assistant Coach Corey Beer Oshawa, Ont. Timmins (NOJHL)
Assistant Coach Greg Leland Quispamsis, N.B. Campbellton (MHL)
Assistant Coach Dan Sauvé Ottawa, Ont. Rockland (CCHL)
Equipment Manager J.J. Johnson Powassan (NOJHL)
Equipment Manager Mark Francisco Centreville, N.S. Valley (MHL)
Athletic Therapist Natalie Figueira Oakville (OJHL)