The best under-17 Canadian hockey players are in Calgary today for the start of Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase. The event brings together players from Hockey Canada programs including the under-17 development camp, Canada’s national men’s summer under-18 team selection camp, and Canada’s national junior summer development camp.
There will be 111 players taking part in the under-17 development camp. 63 forwards, 36 defenceman, and 12 goalies will be on the ice through August 4 as they’ll be participating in practices and a nine game tournament to help determine who will be making the trip to Fort St. John and Dawson Creek for the U-17 Hockey Challenge.
A number of cuts will be made at the end of the Summer Showcase as the roster will be trimmed to 66 players to make up the three teams that will compete at the event.