General Manager Doug Gilmour is pleased to announce that five Frontenac players chosen in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection have been invited to the Under-17 Provincial Camp.
First round selections Roland McKeown and Sam Bennett, along with second round selection Dylan Di Perna and Spencer Watson, and fifth round pick and twin brother of Spencer Watson, Matthew Watson with be in Cornwall to compete for spots on the coveted U-17 squad.
The camp features 84 of the top 16-year-old hockey players in Ontario, identified from regional camps conducted throughout the province earlier this spring. The goal of the provincial camp is to provide players with an intensive, high-calibre training opportunity as well as a positive learning experience, both on and off the ice. It also serves to facilitate the process of identifying players who will ultimately be selected to represent Ontario at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, being held in Drummondville and Victoriaville, Quebec, beginning December 29, 2012.
“This is a great opportunity for these players and kudos for them for being selected to go,” said General Manager Doug Gilmour. “It’s a great opportunity for them to learn and great for our organisation going forward.”
Training Camp for the Black and Gold begins August 30th with the first pre-season game played at the K-Rock Centre on Friday September 7th and 7:00.