Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Eakin Gets U-18 Invite

Broncos forward Cody Eakin was one of 16 WHL'ers to get the Hockey Canada invite to the U-18 Summer. Congratulations Cody!

Here's the press release:

CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced on Tuesday the 40 players who have been invited to try out for the National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at a camp at Calgary’s Father David Bauer Arena from August 1-6, 2008.

16 of the 40 players invited to the camp played in the Western Hockey League through the 2007-08 season.


Hockey Canada will use the camp to finalize a roster of 22 players who will represent Canada at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, scheduled for August 12-16 in Piestany, Slovakia and Breclav, Czech Republic.

Canada has won gold at the tournament three of the past four years.Al Murray, Hockey Canada’s head scout for the National Men’s Team programs, selected the 40 players in consultation with coaching staff along with numerous CHL and NHL scouts and general managers. Bill Peters (Spokane, WHL) will be Canada’s head coach and will be joined on the bench by assistants Steve Spott (Kitchener, OHL) and AndrĂ© Tourigny (Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL).

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