Stonehouse Invited To Team Canada’s U17 Development Camp
Blenheim’s Brady Stonehouse was one of 113 players from across Canada chosen to participate in Canada’s National Under-17 Development Camp.
Stonehouse spent last season with the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs and was selected in the 2nd round, 26th overall at the OHL Priority Selection Draft by the Ottawa 67s this year.
Due to COVID-19, the camp, set for July 19-25, will take place virtually, and is the first step in selecting Canada’s rosters for the 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
“The national under-17 development camp is the first stage in introducing these athletes to the Program of Excellence, and it is a great opportunity for them to develop as players and learn what it takes to wear the Maple Leaf,” said Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of national teams with Hockey Canada in a Hockey Canada news release.
From the 64 forwards, and 113 players, scouts will select three rosters, cutting the group in half, to participate in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
“Our three under-17 teams are very fortunate to have these nine experienced coaches, and we know our coaching and support staffs will embrace the opportunity to guide the development of the top young players in Canada.”
Stonehouse finished 5th in Alliance Hockey regular season scoring with 54 points, including 22 goals in 32 games.
He followed that up with a dominant playoff performance, leading all scorers in the Alliance with 15 goals and 29 points in only 16 games, leading the Chiefs to an Alliance Championship.