Edmonton Oil Kings forward Jake Neighbours was among 44 Canadian players to take part in Hockey Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp in Calgary, AB from July 26-30, 2019.
The 44 players – including four goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 26 forwards – were competing for a chance to represent Canada at 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia from August 5-10, 2019. The finalized roster will be announced in the coming days.
Last year the tournament was rebranded as the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and hosted in Edmonton and Red Deer, AB serving as co-hosts. Oil Kings Matthew Robertson and Josh Williams helped Canada capture gold on home ice, defeating Sweden 6-2 in the gold medal game.
Canada has won gold 22 times in 28 years of summer Under-18 competition, along with two silver medals and one bronze.
The group played three scrimmages over the course of camp, with the results as follows:
Sunday, July 28
White [Neighbours: 1A] 4; Red 1 – FINAL | GAME SUMMARY
Monday, July 29
White 5; Red 3 – FINAL | GAME SUMMARY
Tuesday, July 30
White 4; Red 3 – FINAL | GAME SUMMARY
All games were streamed live online at video.hockeycanada.ca.
Full team rosters can be found here.
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