Both the City of Prince George and the Prince George Cougars will have representation at Hockey Canada’s U-17 Development Camp.
Cougars’ prospect Tyson Buczkowski has been invited to next month’s camp in Calgary.
The 16-year-old Saskatoon Product was the Cougars first-round selection (15th overall) in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft in December.
The 6’0″, 165 pound blueliner registered eight goals and 24 assists in 42 games for the Saskatoon Blazers in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League this past season.
Prince George-born Forward Miguel Marques of the Lethbridge Hurricanes was also invited to the camp.
In 10 games for the Hurricanes in 2022, the 16-year-old scored two goals and four assists.
“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 Alan Millar, Director of Player Personnel for Hockey Canada.
“We look forward to enhancing these young players’ ongoing development during this camp and starting the process of building our three national U17 teams for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this fall.”
100 players were invited to the Camp, including 37 who have been drafted by WHL teams.
The players will be evaluated during the start of the 2022-23 season, and 66 will be chosen to represent one of three Canadian teams at the 2022 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, which will take place in Langley and Delta from November 5th to 12th.