The Owen Sound Attack will have four draft prospects heading west this summer, as Hockey Canada returns to an in-person U17 development camp.
The camp is set to take place from July 10-16 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The Attack’s first four selections from the 2022 OHL draft, Ben Cormier (11th), Braedyn Rogers (30th), Antonio Tersigni (35th) and Carter George (53rd) will all represent the Bears in Calgary.
“It’s always been a dream to have the chance to have the leaf on my chest,” Cormier said of the invite. “It’s the first step for a chance to represent Canada.”
The Summer Development Camp has always represented the chance for young hockey players to make their first impression on Hockey Canada, with a chance to be named one of 66 players to represent Canada at the World U17 Challenge to be played in November.
“It’s a great honour to be selected by Hockey Canada for their U17 development program,” Tersigni offered. “It has always been a dream of mine to wear the maple leaf. I look forward to representing the Owen Sound Attack in Calgary come July 10th.”
Though no guarantee of making a Team Canada roster, all four Attack prospects are mirroring similar opinions in the sense of the thrill and honour of even attending the development camp.
“Being asked to tryout for Team Canada is a surreal feeling,” Rogers said. “These past couple months have been amazing and this news makes it even better. Getting the chance to play for your country is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can’t wait!”
“I am honoured and excited to have been invited to Calgary to wear the maple leaf,” George echoed. “It will be tough, but I am looking forward to the challenge, and working hard being able to represent my province and the Owen Sound Attack.”
The entire Attack organization are proud of all four prospects, and look forward to their development over the summer and into training camp.